On March 2, 2012, Iowa’s Governor Branstad signed House File 589 into law, creating a new crime of “agricultural production facility fraud.” Utah passed a similar “agricultural operations interference” law on March 20, 2012. While their names make it sound[...]
On April 2, I read two news stories that highlighted to me the importance of the trial bar’s continuing dedication to private antitrust enforcement. The fact that these two public announcements were made on the same day simply emphasizes the[...]
Mazza v. Honda: The Death of Class Actions, or Just Making the Plaintiffs’ Bar Work a Little Harder?
In January in Mazza v. Honda, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an order of the Central District of California certifying a nationwide class of purchasers and lessees of the Acura RL equipped with Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System[...]
President Obama invoked the ire of the pharmaceutical industry a few weeks ago by including in his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013 a renewed proposal “to increase the availability of generic drugs and biologics by authorizing the Federal Trade[...]
The following is a guest blog post by Shannon Wheatman of Kinsella Media. As the Internet is increasingly used for communication, entertainment, news and information gathering, class action attorneys frequently ask how the evolving media landscape is affecting our approach[...]
Earlier this month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed its prior holding that a class action waiver was unenforceable where it effectively precluded plaintiffs from vindicating their federal statutory rights. In re Am. Express Merchants’ Litig., No. 06-1871, 2012[...]