Has the Debt Collection Industry Captured the CFPB?

By Michael D. Donovan – September 27, 2019 | The CFPB’s proposed new rule implementing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act indicates that the CFPB has been captured by the debt collection industry it regulates.

The Un-Easy Street of Class Action Settlements: Strategies for Preventing and Mitigating Fraud in Claims Administration

By Jennifer L. Mesko and Chelsea Smith – September 27, 2019 | Fraud in the claims process is a land mine for counsel on both sides of the aisle.

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Practice Points

Competition Class Action Certification Made (Even) Easier in Canada

By James Musgrove and Jeffrey Simpson – November 4, 2019 | The Supreme Court of Canada released a long-anticipated decision in Pioneer Corporation et al. v. Godfrey, wrestling with several important questions covering Canada’s Competition Act.

Class Actions 101: Six Tips for Approaching Class Action Settlements

By D. Scott Carlton – October 31, 2019 | Settling a class action lawsuit poses unique challenges and imposes specific obligations on the parties.

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Coordinating North American Securities Class Actions: A Canadian Lawyer's Perspective: Part I

By Darryl Kyte - November 27, 2019 | Darryl Kyte, member of cross-border firm Morganti & Co., provides his opinions and insight into how to effectively coordinate United States and Canadian securities class actions in their early stages. The first in a two-part series.

A Roadmap to Avoid Class Antitrust Claims

By Lindsay D. Breedlove - October 23, 2019 | Learn whether federal or state law governs the interpretation of arbitration clauses, whether antitrust claims "arise out of of" or "relate to" a distribution contract under the relevant law, and whether a broad arbitration provision can function as an implicit waiver of the right to pursue statutory antitrust claim in court.

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