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Anita Hill on the importance of class actions to civil rights advancement.

I recommend this Times Op-Ed piece published today written by Anita Hill on the importance of class actions to the advancement of civil rights in problem sectors of our economy–such as Silicon Valley: http://nyti.ms/2ulSsM5 .  The United States Supreme Court is expected to resolve during its next term whether the National Labor Relations Act prohibits class […]

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New CFPB arbitration class waiver ban op-ed.

A strong op-ed was published today by Public Justice Executive Director Paul Bland, one of the nation’s top lawyer-experts on arbitration clauses.  Worth a read here.

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Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issues final arbitration rule.

On July 10, 2017, the CFPB issued its final consumer finance contract arbitration rule, which does not prohibit arbitration clauses in consumer financial contracts for credit cards, bank accounts, and other financial products and services–but prohibits clauses that ban class actions. This rule issued under specific authority from Congress after the 2008-09 “great recession,” and […]

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How class actions help . . . gun owners!

This story highlights the benefits of maintaining the viability of class actions. Unfortunately, some in Congress are seeking to dramatically limit them.

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Informative Article Re. Forced Arbitrations

This article succinctly and accurately describes the evolution of arbitration as a means for resolution of disputes between “merchants” in the 1920’s, to a mechanism used by businesses to block class actions by their customers or workers.

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Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., named 2017 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

I am pleased to report that I have recently been selected by my peers for inclusion in the 7th Edition (2017) of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, in the area of Antitrust Litigation.

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Save the Date! ABA 21st Annual National Institute on Class Actions: Oct. 26-27, 2017 (Washington, D.C.)

SAVE THE DATE!  Next year’s Institute will be held  on October 26-27,  2017, at the  Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C. Please forward Drew any suggestions you  may have for topics of interest.

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20th ABA National Institute on Class Actions Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1966 Amendments to Rule 23

On October 19-20, 2016, at the Wynn Las Vegas resort, the ABA held its 20th annual National Institute on Class Actions.  As some of you know, I serve on the Planning Committee for the Institute.  This year’s highlights included: Professor Arthur Miller provided a retrospective on the origins of the critical 1966 Amendment to Rule […]

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Drew presents nationally to ABA Roundtable on Antitrust Class Actions and Experts

At the invitation of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, I was one of two primary presenters last week’s Section of Antitrust Law presentation, “Class Action Fundamentals for Antitrust Litigators and Economists.” The event was hosted in Washtington, D.C., on May 5, 2016, and put on by the Section’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee.  A copy of the […]

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Upcoming ABA Regional Class Action Program (May 27 San Francisco)

Consider attending the upcoming  class action program that I have helped organize for each of its three years running: the ABA 3rd Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts.  The program will be held on May 27, 2016, at the San Francisco Bar Association offices in downtown San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, starting with a […]

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