Tag: Class Action

Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts To Look At The Merits In Determining Whether To Certify A Class

By Michael A.S. Newman
Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to certify federal class actions. In so doing, it has expanded the scope of the Court…

Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts To Look At The Merits In Determining Whether To Certify A Class

By Michael A.S. Newman
Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to certify federal class actions. In so doing, it has expanded the scope of the Court…

Supreme Court Closes CAFA Loophole

By Larry Golub
A unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court has restored the integrity of the Class Action Fairness Act, or CAFA. At issue in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles was the transparent attempt by a named plaintiff to ous…

Update: Approval Slated for $73 Million Settlement of Life Insurance Class Action Alleging Unlawful Rate Increase

United States District Judge Howard Matz of the Central District of California indicated yesterday that he would preliminarily approve a proposed $73 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Conseco Life Insurance Company.
The case was file…

Approval Slated for $73 Million Settlement of Life Insurance Class Action Alleging Unlawful Rate Increase

United States District Judge Howard Matz of the Central District of California indicated yesterday that he would preliminarily approve a proposed $73 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Conseco Life Insurance Company.
The case was file…