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Blog Posts in May, 2011

No Injury, No Settlement?

Courts rarely deny motions for preliminary approval of a settlement. Yet Judge Koh of the Northern District of California recently did so in Standiford v. Palm, Inc. , No. 09-CV-05719-LHK, a case ...
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The Pollution Exclusion: Is the Crack in Drywall Widening?

Last week's opinion in Auto Owner's relied in part on an unpublished opinion from late last year - Scottsdale Ins. Co. v American Safety Indem. Co., No. 1:10-cv-00445-WS-N (S.D. Ala.., Nov. 10, 2010). ...
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The Pollution Exclusion: A Crack Appears in the Chinese Drywall Litigation

In a case which may set a important precedent for the entire Chinese Dry Wall product liability litigation, a federal judge in Florida this week held that the insurance carrier for the supplier of CDW ...
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Anti-Piracy or Anti-Consumer?

The door to the courthouse for consumers may have been closed by the Supreme Court's opinion in Concepcion, but the key is still under the mat for corporations looking to sue consumers en mass. In a ...
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The New York Times Criticizes Concepcion

In an editorial published on May 13, 2011, the New York Times took aim at AT&T Mobility v Concepcion and recognized it for what it is: "a devastating blow to consumer rights" and "a major setback ...
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In Praise of Class Actions

Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Rob Peirce spoke out in favor of class actions in an editorial appearing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.* As Pierce points out, the effort by big business to ...
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After Concepcion

Many members of the class action bar believe that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion means the end of all class actions. We beg to differ. For sure, companies ...
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Welcome to our Class Action Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our class action blog. Watch this space to see commentary on developments in consumer law, class actions, our investigations and pending cases. Your comments ...
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