Tag Archives: class action litigation

Wave of ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits Grows, Community Bankers Threatened

In a prior post, I noted concerns over lawsuits filed under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) relating to website accessibility. I noted at the time that a court holding that a website violated the ADA’s public accommodation accessibility requirement likely would lead to an increase in litigation involving website accessibility. As I suspected might happen, … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Litigation Finance: Stop The Hide-And-Seek Game

Litigation Funding is an increasingly important part of the current litigation scene, but it remains controversial. One of the important issues under debate is the question of whether or not litigation funding arrangements must be disclosed. In a recent discovery-related ruling (here), Northern District of California Judge Susan Illston confronted this question of whether or … Continue Reading

Justice Scalia’s Business Law Legacy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday has already triggered concerns about the possible outcome of the numerous important cases now pending before the Court, and has further agitated an already tumultuous Presidential election campaign. The furious debate that is already well underway about the nomination of Justice Scalia’s successor could be one of … Continue Reading

Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.

The filing of securities class action lawsuits is, of course, well-established in the United States, and in recent years has become a regular phenomenon in Australia and Canada as well. In the wake of various recent scandals, numerous group or mass investor actions, if not full-blown class actions, have been filed or will be filed … Continue Reading

Class Action Litigation, Professor Coffee, and Judge Rakoff

One of the legal issues that attracts continuous  vigorous debate is the question of whether or not class actions in general, and securities class actions in particular, produce a social benefit sufficient to justify their sometimes enormous costs. This question receives an interesting and readable analysis in an article in the November 19, 2015 issue … Continue Reading

Class Action Litigation in Latin America: Where We Are Now, Where We Could Be Headed

Among the features of the U.S. legal system that foreign observers often single out for concern is the availability of class action litigation procedures. The fact is, however, that many countries around the world have adopted some form of class action procedure, at least for consumer-oriented litigation. According to a recent report, Latin America is … Continue Reading

Wal-Mart Decision, Wage & Hour Cases Continue to Roil Employment Practices Litigation Arena

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes continues to agitate the employment practices litigation arena while at the same time both EEOC enforcement activity and wage and hour litigation continue to surge, according to the annual review of workplace litigation by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm. The law firm’s January 14, … Continue Reading

Class Actions Around the World

Although the class action lawsuit is most often associated with the litigious legal culture in the United States, the fact is that in recent years class action and other group litigation procedures have been expanding around the world. Forces of globalization and the rise of organized groups of aggrieved claimants have encourage a host of … Continue Reading

A Closer Look at the 2008 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuits

The 2008 securities lawsuit filings were dominated by new lawsuits filed against companies in the financial sector, as has been well-documented elsewhere (refer here). But while lawsuits against financial companies were the most prominent feature of the 2008 securities filings, there were also a significant number of lawsuits filed against companies outside the financial sector. … Continue Reading

Section 11 Lawsuits: Coming Soon to a State Court Near You?

Over the last several years, Congress has made several different efforts to concentrate class action litigation in federal court.   For example, in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA), Congress amended portions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to preempt class actions alleging fraud under … Continue Reading