What Does Blockchain Mean for Dispute Resolution?

By Nicole Moran – March 6, 2019 | Centralized and distributed ledgers of market and financial data may allow for more efficient collection and analyses of crucial data in a variety of disputes, including class actions.

Judicial Skepticism and the Class Action Settlement Approval Process

By Jason J. Thompson – March 6, 2019 | Obtaining preliminary approval today requires much more time and attention to detail than in the past.

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Cy Pres Lives Another Day: Supreme Court Remands Frank v. Gaos for Spokeo Standing Analysis

By Elizabeth Kramer – March 21, 2019 | The case involves allegations that Google violated users’ privacy by disclosing their internet search terms to other website owners.

Illinois Supreme Court Rules in Biometric Information Privacy Act Case

By Jennifer Mesko and Emily Knight – February 12, 2019 | A statutory privacy loss is injury enough.


Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the Implications of the First Circuit’s Asacol Decision

By Britta Stamps, Brad Bodamer, Adam Polk, and Scott Grzenczyk – December 12, 2018 | Britta Stamps and Brad Bodamer offer the defendants' perspective on the First Circuit's recent class certification decision in the In re Asacol Antitrust Litigation, while Adam Polk and Scott Grzenczyk provide insights on the decision from the plaintiffs' side.

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)

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