Status Quo Maintained: Supreme Court of Delaware Precludes Stockholder Derivative Claims

By Michael J. Hampson and Richard A. Bodnar – July 23, 2018 | Recent cases both clarify and raise new questions.

A Road Map to the Upcoming Rule 23 Amendments

By Jonathan H. Beemer – July 23, 2018 | Four core amendments address class notice, "frontloading" class notice, final settlement approvals, and professional objectors.

Practice Points

Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Highlights Uncertainty Regarding the Duty to Disclose a Product Defect under California Law

By CADS Emerging Issues Subcommittee – July 6, 2018 | The court’s discussion in Hodsdon v. Mars, Inc. highlights a key area of potential uncertainty that may affect many consumer class actions.

Supreme Court to Review Cy Pres-Only Settlement in Google Privacy Case

By Simon Grille – July 6, 2018 | The case arises from allegations that the tech giant violated its users’ privacy rights by disclosing their search terms to other websites.


Interview Series: Women in Class Actions (Part 2)

By Lindsay Breedlove and Jan Levine – April 17, 2018 | In Part 2 of our interview series, Jan Levine, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, sat down with Lindsay Breedlove, also a litigator at Pepper Hamilton, to share her experience as a member of the class action defense bar with significant leadership experience in large class actions. (15:47)

Evaluating Damages Models in Class Actions

By Cedric Logan – February 28, 2018 | Expert testimony regarding class-wide damages can make or break a motion for class certification. Here, litigator Cedric Logan reviews the current state of the law regarding expert damages models and points out issues with certain models that have caused courts to deny certification. (11:26)

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