Tag Archives: Class Action

Supreme Court Limits Class-Action Tolling

The Supreme Court has held that class action tolling under American Pipe does not toll the time within which a suit must be filed under a statute of repose. In American Pipe the Court held that “the commencement of a class action suspends the applicable statute of limitations as to all asserted members of the … Continue Reading

Jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act

The Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) gives federal courts jurisdiction of class actions where the matter in controversy exceeds $5 million.  The U.S. Supreme Court considered the question of whether a named class representative can avoid application of CAFA by stipulating that he will not seek damages that exceed $5 million in Standard Fire Ins. … Continue Reading

Experts in Class Actions Subject to Daubert

A lot has already been written about the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes opinion decided this week, but there’s one little ditty that class action practitioners will want to take note of. As part of their motion for class certification, the Plaintiffs used an expert who conducted a social framework analysis of the culture and … Continue Reading
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