Thursday, April 25, 2013

One Fund Boston

Over at the Conglomerate Blog, Christine Hurt has a great post on the One Fund Boston and individual victim fundraising.  Her blog post is entitled One Fund Boston, Torts and Social Capital.



April 25, 2013 in Informal Aggregation, Mass Disasters, Resources - Other Blogs of Interest, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Some Links to Analysis of the Wal-Mart Opinion

Wal-Mart around the blogs:

Adam Steinman's recap of the case is available on Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Prof Blog.

Sergio Campos analyzes the case on Prawfsblawg.

Lyle Dennison's analysis is on Scotusblog.  Dennison points out the concrete importance of Wal-Mart v. Dukes for mass torts, particularlyPhilip Morris USA, Inc., et al., v. Jackson (docket 10-735) :

That is a case that turns entirely on constitutional questions — a massive class-action lawsuit against the nation’s major cigarette companies in Louisiana state court that resulted in an award of $270 million to a class of former smokers.

Justice Scalia stayed that ruling last September.  The Court has been holding the case until it decided the Wal-Mart case.  It now is expected to take action on that case; its options include granting the case, or sending it back to Louisiana courts to consider the impact of the Wal-Mart decision.   Since the Wal-Mart decision turns mainly upon the meaning of a federal court rule (Rule 23) that does not apply to class-action lawsuits in state court, it is unclear how much specific guidance state courts could take from Monday’s decision.


June 20, 2011 in Class Actions, Resources - Other Blogs of Interest, Tobacco | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Can Liz Warren Save Class Actions?

Nathan Koppel at the WSJ blog weighs in - not in the near term is the answer. In the meantime, Congress might act.   Here is a link to the proposed legislation: the Arbitration Fairness Act.


May 2, 2011 in Class Actions, Resources - Other Blogs of Interest | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)