What Are These Lawsuits All About, Anyway?
Julie Cantor Apple. Gap. Starbucks. They’re high-profile brands with memorable logos, loyal followings, and a permanent place on holiday gift lists. And, like countless other companies, all have found themselves on the defensive end of class action lawsuits.
Class Actions 101: Rule 23(b)(2) or (b)(3)? Does It Matter?
Kathryn A. Honecker and Kevin Hanger Yes, it does matter. In this article, we answer some common questions from young lawyers concerning the difference between a Rule 23(b)(2) class and a Rule 23(b)(3) class.
A New "Viral" Class Action?
Casie Collignon and Paul Karlsgodt As our society becomes more dependent on social media, it only makes sense that social media would influence the landscape in which class action lawsuits are formed, litigated, and settled.
MDL for Beginners
Greg Cook and Jocelyn D. Larkin This could happen to you. You are contentedly prosecuting or defending a class action in your local federal court when you receive a motion to transfer your case and consolidate it with a host of other class actions.
A Primer on Elevated Health Claims
Kathryn Honecker and Eric Zard In this edition of Class Actions 101, we answer some common questions young lawyers may have when asserting or defending claims that a product’s marketing, advertising, packaging, or labeling contains exaggerated or untrue health statements.
We All Still Need Class Actions
Jocelyn D. Larkin Should our merry band of Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee members pack up our instruments and head to intellectual property or bankruptcy law? Not quite yet. Let’s pause to remember why this whole thing started in the first place.
Can I Appeal this Class Certification Order?
Jocelyn D. Larkin Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f)—still less than 10 years old—provides for the interlocutory appeal of class certification decisions.
How Do I Get this Class-Action Settlement Approved?
Jocelyn D. Larkin Settling a class action can be a complex and daunting task. Even if the parties manage to come to an agreement on the broad range of issues presented in many class actions, the settlement agreement must still run the gauntlet of the district court and potential objectors.
Getting Appointed Class Counsel
Jocelyn D. Larkin Class actions provide lawyers the opportunity to be involved in an exciting, high-profile case with an impact that reaches far beyond the dispute between the original plaintiff and defendant.
When and How Do I Send Class Notice in Federal Class Actions?
Jocelyn D. Larkin In this edition, we answer some common questions about class notice in federal cases.