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11th Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing in FCRA Class Action
11th Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing in FCRA Class Action The 11th Circuit reversed the district court (and magistrate judge’s recommendation) and held – at least for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act – that the mere alleged statutory violation itself is a “concrete injury” akin to the tra... Read More
By Lance A. Harke (lharke@uww-adr.com)

Courts Re-Examine Long-Standing Approach of Basing Fees on Benefits Available to Class
Courts Re-Examine Long-Standing Approach of Basing Fees on Benefits Available to Class In Lowery v. Rhapsody International, Inc., the Ninth Circuit reversed a $1.7 million fee award in a claims-made class settlement because only $53,000 in class benefits were distributed, despite $20 million in benefits being available. Read More
By Lance A. Harke (lharke@uww-adr.com)

From Inception to Approval: Successfully Mediating Class and Mass Actions Approved 1.0 Hrs. General FL Bar CLE Credits Certification: Civil Trial: 1.0  Course #2304747N until 12/31/2024 Presented by: Pam Perry, Lance Harke and Rodney Max June 22, 2023 View This Webinar Mediators, please note: If you are appl... Read More

Supreme Court May Take up Class Representative Awards as Inter-Circuit Conflicts Emerge
Supreme Court May Take up Class Representative Awards as Inter-Circuit Conflicts Emerge We will be closely monitoring this fast-changing legal landscape and updating our readers on future developments. Read More
By Lance A. Harke (lharke@uww-adr.com)

3rd Circuit Knocks J&J's 'Texas Two-Step' Bankruptcy 2 Steps Back
3rd Circuit Knocks J&J's 'Texas Two-Step' Bankruptcy 2 Steps Back This procedural maneuver, unique to Texas, permits corporations to split into two new companies, one that holds only mass-tort related liabilities (in J&J’s case all talc-related liabilities) and another that holds non-talc assets and liabilities." Read More
By Lance A. Harke (lharke@uww-adr.com)

Global Class and Collective Actions on Rise in 2022
Global Class and Collective Actions on Rise in 2022 American-based law firms and corporations are heavily involved in this "new normal." Read More
By Lance A. Harke (lharke@uww-adr.com)

11th Circuit Eliminates Class Action Plaintiff Incentive Awards (Again)
11th Circuit Eliminates Class Action Plaintiff Incentive Awards (Again) It remains to be seen if this is the last word. In a surprising break with other circuits, and contrary to decades of accepted precedent within the 11th Circuit and elsewhere, the 11th Circuit has definitively ruled that incentive awards for class... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Judge Approves Over $1 Billion in Relief for Surfside Collapse Victims
Judge Approves Over $1 Billion in Relief for Surfside Collapse Victims The speed with which settlements were reached is a testament to the legal system's ability, the class action device's efficiency and mediation's power. The judge overseeing the class action and wrongful death cases arising from the Champlain Towe... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics
Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics A new report indicates that biometric data class actions have surged recently, with more than 110 such cases filed as of March 2022. This comes in the wake of a landmark $650 million biometric data class action settlement involving users of Facebook,... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says
Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says A new survey released recently reveals that defense spending on class actions in the United States has increased for the seventh straight year and has reached a record-breaking all-time high of over $3 billion in 2021. According to the Carlton Fields... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

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