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Judge Mulls Appointment of Own Expert to Evaluate What Could Be the Largest-Ever Class Settlement of Private Antitrust Claims
Itís rare for a court to appoint its own expert in a class action. But Judge Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York is poised to do precisely that in order to help him decide whether to grant final approval to the $7.25 billion proposed class settlement of antitrust claims by retailers challenging Visaís and MasterCardís interchange fees.
United States
6 Apr 2013
Supreme Court Reverses Certification of Antitrust Class Action Where Class Failed To Prove That Damages Could Be Determined On A Classwide Basis
An important and recurring issue in class actions is whether a district court must consider particular merits issues when deciding whether to certify a class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.
United States
3 Apr 2013
Are Quasi-Class Action Suits By State AGs Removable Under CAFA (Or, For Securities Fraud Cases, Barred By SLUSA)?
CAFA allows defendants to remove certain significant "class actions" and "mass actions" from state court to federal court.
United States
14 Feb 2013
Can Class Members Opt Out Of A Class Settlement But Not The Action? No, Says E.D.N.Y.
Antitrust class actions differ in a number of respects from the ordinary run of consumer class actions.
United States
1 Nov 2012
Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Enforce Agreement To Arbitrate Antitrust Claim On An Individual Basis
On February 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reaffirmed its earlier ruling refusing to enforce American Expressís arbitration provision on the ground that, in the courtís view, the plaintiffs had shown that it would be prohibitively expensive to arbitrate their antitrust tying claims on an individual basis.
United States
14 Feb 2012
Seventh Circuit Confirms that District Courts Must Resolve Daubert Objections to Class Certification Experts Before Ruling on Motion to Certify Clas
In a ruling that is likely to have a significant impact on all types of class-action lawsuits, in "American Honda Motor Co. v. Allen", No. 09-8051, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated an order certifying a class action because the district court had not ruled on the merits of the defendantís motion to strike the report of the plaintiffís class certification expert.
United States
16 Apr 2010
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