SCOTUS Ruling has Far-Reaching Effects on Employment Litigation and Class Action

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that companies can prohibit workers from bringing class action suits over workplace issues. This affects an estimated 25 million employment contracts, and has far-reaching implications in wage and hour litigation and beyond. Click here to read what this means for you.

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Current Claims Filing Trends in Securities Class Action Settlements

Overall, 2017 was a busy year for securities class action lawsuits. It started at a blistering pace, and finished with the most suits filed since 2001, at a staggering 66% increase over 2016. The resolutions for securities cases, coming in at 353 total, was the highest number since 2001.  This is a 30% increase over 2016.

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Ninth Circuit's "Choice of Law Analysis" and How it Affects Class Action Settlements

Since almost all certified class actions settle, a Circuit Court of Appeals decision affecting the viability of such settlements is certain to receive a lot of attention from class action practitioners. This is particularly true when the decision is issued by the high-profile Ninth Circuit, which covers the West Coast.

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The Changing Landscape of Consumer Class Action Notice

Reach. This word has become the measuring stick for how notice adequacy is judged in many class action settlements – certainly in consumer settlements with little or no class member address data. The term literally means the estimated percentage of an audience that is exposed to a message (though not necessarily the percentage that have actually seen it). But there's more to reach than just numbers - legal practitioners must be smart about balancing reach vs. cost in an effective way.

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