May 2012

May 22, 2012 5:17 PM | Posted by D. Matthew Allen | Permalink
Robert Klonoff, Dean of the Lewis & Clark Law School, an associate reporter on the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation, and all-around good guy, has written a provocative article on “The Decline of Class Actions.” The article will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Washington University Law Review, but you can read it now... read more
May 22, 2012 10:46 AM | Posted by Celender, Kate | Permalink
The Court approved settlement in the matter of Morefield v. NoteWorld, LLC, Nos. 1:10-CV-00117, 1:11-CV-00029, 2012 WL 1355573 (S.D. Ga. April 18, 2012).  These class action lawsuits alleged that NoteWorld accepted charges, fees, contributions, and combinations of the same from representative plaintiffs and the settlement class, which, when considered in addition to the fees charged to Georgia residents participating in debt settlement or adjusting plans administered by third-party debt settlement companies, exceeded those permitted by the Georgia Debt Adjustment Act.  Id. at *1. read more
May 17, 2012 10:51 AM | Posted by Christina Calhoun | Permalink
While much has been written on effective legal strategies used to combat class action lawsuits, research on their management from a business perspective has been scarce. A new survey by law firm Carlton Fields addresses this topic, providing information on best practices used by corporate counsel to reduce risk and cost. Now Carlton Fields is offering an interactive webinar to explain its survey and provide practical information.
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May 7, 2012 1:24 PM | Posted by Glover, Anthony | Permalink
In Ferrington v. McAfee, Inc., No. 10-CV-01455-LHK, 2012 WL 1156399 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 6, 2012), the court emphatically denied the plaintiffs' motion for final approval of a class action settlement . . . read more