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CFPB Outlines Rule Barring Class Action Bans in Consumer Finance Arbitration Agreements

On October 7, 2015, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau announced that based on its March 15, 2015, study of arbitration agreements in credit card, checking account, and other consumer finance agreements, it is developing a rule barring banks and other covered businesses from including class action bans in their arbitration agreements.  The rule is still […]

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Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., files unfair debt collection act lawsuit against Michigan’s predominate foreclosure law firm.

On August 11, 2015, Andrew J. McGuinness filed a class action against Trott Law PC (also known as Trott & Trott) and its former CEO, David Trott, under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act and parallel Michigan debt collection practices laws. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of named representatives Brian Martin and Yahmi Nundley, […]

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Second Annual ABA Section of Litigation Regional Class Action Conference Set for San Francisco June 19, 2015

The ABA has announced the second installment of its Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, to be held June 19, 2015, at the San Francisco Bar Association: 301 Battery Street, Third Floor.  The program will begin with lunch and end with a cocktail reception at 5:20 p.m. I helped create and […]

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Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., investigates possible class action against Lumber Liquidators re. Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring.

On March 1, 2015, CBS’s 60 Minutes program aired a story on levels of formaldehyde in certain Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring products manufactured in China.  See: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lumber-liquidators-linked-to-health-and-safety-violations/ .  The story reported that certified independent laboratories analyzed many samples of such products–inside and outside of California–and found them to exceed (in some cases by many time) the […]

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Drew speaks at 2015 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in Berkeley, CA

Drew McGuinness–along with Fred Alvarez of the Jones, Day office in Palo Alto, California–spoke at the Impact Fund’s annual class action conference in Berkeley, California, on February 27.  Drew and Fred, along with Impact Fund Executive Director Jocelyn Larkin who served as moderator, gave a presentation on common mistakes made by attorneys in class actions. […]

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Andrew J. McGuinness selected as 2015 “SuperLawyer”

Drew has been selected based on peer nominations as a 2015 Michigan SuperLawyer in the field of antitrust litigation: see here.

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Andrew McGuinness Listed in dbusiness Magazine’s 2015 List of Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit

See:  www.dbusiness.com/Top-Lawyers/

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ABA Publishes American Pipe Tolling Article by Drew

The Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation has just published in its Fall 2014 Newsletter my article on the Supreme Court’s recent decision to dismiss a securities class action appeal that had been scheduled for oral argument on the opening day of its current term.  The issue involves tolling […]

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Whirlpool Victory in Ohio Class Trial a Victory for . . . the Plaintiffs’ Class Action Bar?!?

The early consensus about Whirlpool’s favorable jury verdict in a class action on behalf of Ohio purchasers of front loading washing machines with an alleged propensity to develop mold/mildew problems this past week is that it is a great thing . . . for the plaintiffs’ class action bar! What’s that you say? How can this […]

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This Year’s 18th Annual Institute on Class Actions Breaks New Ground

This year’s ABA 18th Annual Institute on Class Actions delivered a first to a capacity crowd of over 200 attorneys, judges and academics on October 23-24 at Chicago’s Wit Hotel: a town hall session with the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.  Subcommittee Chair Hon. Robert M. Dow Jr. presided over […]

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