An Upside-Down Class Certification Decision

May 10, 2017

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upended its usual approach for class actions, deciding the merits of the claims before resolving class certification. This decision is a departure from Rule 23(c)(1) — which calls...

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New Study Finds Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

May 02, 2017

Depression is one of the most serious and seldom talked about disorders, affecting over 15 million American adults. To make matters even worse, antidepressants can often produce several additional side effects in patients, including sexual effects, dangerous and uncontrollable impulse...

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Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural

April 13, 2017

(DETROIT, MI) – When Detroit-based artist Katie Craig sued developer Princeton Enterprises under the Visual Artists Rights Act last January, her federal lawsuit was heralded as a major legal showdown over artists’ rights. Now the two sides are settling. The...

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Victims of Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal May Soon Obtain Relief

April 12, 2017

Last fall, Wells Fargo became Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of millions of Americans when it was revealed that the bank opened fake deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent and...

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A Glimpse into a World Without Net Neutrality

April 04, 2017

Net neutrality is a complicated, almost abstract concept. For as long as we’ve had the Internet, net neutrality has been the law of the land and we’ve all had access to the same websites and services as everyone else. Changes...

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The Assault on Class Actions is an Assault on Your Civil Liberties

March 30, 2017

It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been less than 100 days since the Trump administration took office. In that time, several pieces of legislation have been introduced that seek to roll back and abolish regulations across a wide spectrum...

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The Conundrum Facing Us

March 23, 2017

What the Democrats in the Senate should do about Judge Gorsuch is truly a dilemma.  The failure to hold hearings on President Obama’s appointee Merrick Garland was unprecedented, even by a party – the Republicans here – in control of...

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