Class action lawsuits, by their nature, work best when the issue at stake is one that would be hard to fight on a case-by-case basis. If a company makes a product that poisons you, it makes sense to file an individual lawsuit.… More
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that settlement offers made to individual plaintiffs can't be used to dismiss consumer lawsuits. That might not sound like much, but it's an important clarification at a time when companies are increasingly eager to avoid class action lawsuits.… More
On Wednesday, a Supreme Court ruling determined that companies can’t nullify class action claims by simply offering full relief to an individual plaintiff. The court ruled in favor of a plaintiff who refused to drop a TCPA case when offered such a deal. Previously, courts had ruled that when a single plaintiff had received compensation for any alleged wrong doing, the plaintiff could no longer seek compensation on behalf of the class they represented.
In our fascinating legal world, there are times when even judges do not know what the just ruling should be. Whether a lawsuit brings up points previously unexplored or an overarching standard has yet to be set, some cases need to be put on hold for the sake of consistency.… More
Ever since changes were brought in a couple of years ago, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has required express consent by consumers before companies can contact them. The revamped laws don't just ban cold-calling, but instead impose a duty on companies to ensure they're only… More
The first Zoloft jury ruling is here - and it's bad news for the plaintiffs.… More
GAF Materials Corporation announced this week that a tentative agreement has been reached to resolve lawsuits over its allegedly defective shingles.… More
The anti-competitive lawsuit filed against some of the largest tech companies in the United States ("Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Suit Gets Go Ahead") has been controversial… More
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