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Trump Administration Threatens New Rule Jeopardizing Investor Protections Through Class Actions

Currently and for many decades, publicly-held companies have not been able to avoid securities fraud suits against themselves and their executives and officers, other than behaving well. In the mid- to late 1990’s, “tort reform”-style legislation, principally the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) tightened up the rules for bringing such actions successfully, leading to […]

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Court Issues Final Order Approving Trott Fair Debt Class Action Settlement

On September 28, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a final order and judgment approving the proposed class action settlement in Martin, et al. v. Trott Law PC, et al.  The Court’s order and other settlement documents can be reviewed under the “Documents” tab at the settlement […]

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McGuinness to lecture on class actions at University of Michigan Law School; judge Campbell Moot Court Competition

I have been invited by Professor Stuart Rossman of the University of Michigan Law School to present to his Consumer Class Actions class this coming December. The topic is “The Future of Class Actions.” I’m looking forward to spending a few hours interacting with law students who share an interest in my passion–class actions–at my […]

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Register Now and Save! for the Oct. 18-19 (Chicago) ABA 22nd Annual National Institute on Class Actions

Once again, I will be teaching class action best practices, and later moderating a distinguished panel selected from the bench, bar, and academia, at this year’s 22nd Annual National Institute on Class Actions, to be held October 18-19 in Chicago. Our updated brochure is HERE. Register by August 31, 2018; and by Sept. 19, 2018, for […]

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Court preliminarily approves Trott class action settlement, appoints Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., class counsel.

In an order entered June 29, 2018, by Judge Lawson, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, the Court preliminarily approved the proposed $7.5 million common fund class action settlement. Postcard notices began arriving in class members’ mailboxes today.  For further information, please go to: www.trottfairdebtsettlement.com. The Court’s order, and the full Class Notice, […]

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Amercian Legion op-ed calls for SEC to reject changes to allow publicly-traded companies to avoid securities fraud class actions.

Attempts to change SEC rules  to permit publicly-traded on companies to insert arbitration clauses with class action waivers in their shares or corporate governance documents have gained steam under the Trump Administration. The current SEC Chair, appointed by President Trump, has refused to reject them, as previous Democratic- and Republican-appointed Chairs have done. John Kamin, assistant […]

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Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., Negotiates $7.5 Million Class Settlement in Trott Fair Debt Lawsuit

I am pleased to announce that we have successfully negotiated a class settlement in Martin v. Trott Law PC and David A. Trott, a fair debt action we filed in August 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the E.D. Michigan, Case No. 2:15-cv-12838.  The settlement, if approved by the Court, will provide a total $7.5 million Common […]

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Drew to participate in CADS teleconference re. class action mediation May 17, 2018

The ABA Section of Litigation CADS group has  asked me to participate in a teleconference on May 17, 2018, on class action mediation.  I will try to post the registration link here, when available.

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Save the dates: Two upcoming ABA class action seminars

June 22, 2018, San Francisco, the ABA Section of Litigation’s Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee (CADS) will co-sponsor a regional class action program that I have been pleased to help create and plan for the past four years; October 18-19, 2018, Chicago:  join us in Chicago for the ABA National Annual Institute on Class […]

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Drew to Participate In ABA Book Launch Teleconference for Antitrust Class Actions Handbook on Feb. 23, noon Eastern.

I’ve been asked to participate in an ABA teleconference, with other chapter authors and editors, to launch the Antitrust Class Actions Handbook, Second Edition, published by the ABA. The book is described HERE. I am the author of  updated Chapter VI, ANTITRUST CLASS CERTIFICATION STANDARDS.  I am also editor of Chapter VII, THE ROLE OF […]

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