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Feb 18, 2016

Pick-Off Strategies in Class Actions – Coming to a Non-U.S. Jurisdiction Near You?

In the past, class actions were most prevalent in the United States and Canada. With class action and similar procedures spreading throughout the globe, it pays to track and learn from developments in the U.S.  In the U.S., defendants have tried to defeat class actions by offering the class representative full value in settlement of that individual’s claim.  A putative class action typically needs an adequate representative to proceed to class action status.» Read More

May 30, 2012

Facebook Settles Class Action Over Use of Profile Photos in Sponsored Advertisements

Facebook has settled a class action suit arising out of the display of sponsored advertisements using profile photos of Facebook users when the users’ friends accessed Facebook. The plaintiffs claimed that these sponsored ads, which resulted from their “liking” a brand on Facebook, violated their right of publicity.

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Jun 21, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Shields U.S. Business from a Potentially Lethal Bullet – Wal-mart Stores v. Dukes

As a follow–up to our March 29, 2011 blog post, “Will the United States Supreme Court Declare an Open Season for Class Actions Against Business? – Wal-mart v. Dukes,” concerning the then-pending United States Supreme Court case, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Betty, et al., 10-277, we are happy to report that the Supreme Court yesterday reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, and held  that class certification was not appropriate.  » Read More

Mar 31, 2011

Focused REWIND: Wal-mart v. Dukes

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Mar 29, 2011

Will the United States Supreme Court Declare an Open Season for Class Actions Against Business? – Wal-mart v. Dukes

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case that could have an enormous impact on business in the United States.  In Wal-mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Betty, et al., 10-277, plaintiffs seek to affirm certification of a “nationwide class action consisting of all current and former female employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., estimated at the time to comprise at least 1.5 million women.”  Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, 2010 WL 3355820, *1 (U.S.» Read More

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