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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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ABA Litigation Section Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee (CADS) develops ambitious 2014-15 plan in Nashville.

This past weekend I was invited to Nashville, TN, to help the ABA Litigation Section’s CADS group (of which I co-chair the antitrust subcommittee) develop a plan for the upcoming year. The plan focuses on providing benefits to our Section of Litigation members who join CADS. We have an ambitious  plan!  CADS co-chairs Jeff Gardner […]

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18th Annual ABA Class Action Institute around the corner! (Chicago Oct. 23-24)

The ABA Annual Institute on Class Actions Planning Committee (on which I sit) has developed another dynamight program this year.  Beyond the now-annual “Class Actions 101” course that I developed and co-teach to open the Institute, and Prof. Jack Coffee (Columbia Law School) and Prof. Lahav’s (Univ. of Connecticut Law School) annual survey of class […]

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ABA to publish new class action article co-authored by Drew.

The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, publisher of GP/SOLO Magazine, will publish in its October issue an article on class actions co-authored by Drew and by Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund (Berkely, CA). The article focuses on how a general practice or solo attorney should deal with a client or claim […]

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Upcoming Class Action Regional Seminar in San Francisco

The ABA Section of Litigation’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits (CADS) Committee is co-sponsoring a program at the University of San Francisco School of Law with an exciting collection of talent this June 19: Who’s in Charge Here?: The Role of Lawyers, Clients, Insurers, and Judges in Class Actions and Mass Tort Litigation. I am […]

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Reserve the Date!

Reserve the date!  Please plan on joining us at the ABA’s 17th National Annual Institute on Class Actions, to be held at the Revere hotel in Boston this coming October 23-24, 2013 (www.reverehotel.com).  We have another impressive event planned and are expanding the program an extra half-day this year.  I will again be teaching “Class […]

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Supreme Court Issues 5/4 Ruling in Comcast v. Behrend

Supreme Court issues 5/4 ruling arguably raising the standard for class certification vis-à-vis damages calculations (and, arguably, not doing so!).  See my case note published on the ABA Litigation Section’s Class Action committee here or on the ABA website.

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