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Drew designated a 2016 Super Lawyer based on peer reviews.

I am grateful again to have been designated a “Super Lawyer,” a publication by legal publisher Thompson Reuters, based on peer reviews.  I have been so designated each year since 2014.  See here.

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Save the Date! Oct. 19-20, 2016 ABA National Institute on Class Actions.

If you are a litigator or in house counsel with an interest in class action practice and law, be sure to pencil in to your calendar October 19-20, 2016, next to the words “20th National Institute on Class Actions at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas.”   This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of modern Rule 23, adopted […]

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Drew presents at ABA Litigation Section joint Ethics and Class Action committees’ Roundtable on ethical implications of new discovery rules.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Andrew McGuinness participated in an ABA roundtable lunchtime presentation regarding the potential impact of the December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil procedures on class actions–including ethical implications. Co-panelists were Peter Breslauer of the Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes firm (Philadelphia) and Scott Reiser of the Lum, Drasco […]

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ABA 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions A Success

Last month in New Orleans the ABA hosted its 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions. I sit on the Institute’s Planning Committee and–false modesty aside–feel that this was one of our best Institute’s ever. The quality of the programming and faculty were outstanding.  Panel topics included exploration of whether and to what extent consumer […]

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Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules focused on settlement classes.

The Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has recently announced that it is narrowing the scope of its focus regarding possible changes to Rule 23 (the federal class action rule). The Subcommittee is no longer pursuing possible rules changes regarding ascertainability, issue classes, cy pres awards, and Rule 68 […]

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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 McGuinness Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict In Commercial Dispute

On March 2, 2015, a Washtenaw County Business Court jury returned a verdict in favor of Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., clients in a dispute over the sale of a travel business specializing in international religious pilgrimages. Drew was brought in last fall to replace their prior counsel and to try the dispute. The case proceeded […]

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