Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural

(DETROIT, MI) – When Detroit-based artist Katie Craig sued developer Princeton Enterprises under the Visual Artists Rights Act last January,…

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Keeping Them Honest: Advice for Concerned Citizens

On Friday, January 20, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the Oath of Office, and Donald J. Trump will become…

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Defense Can’t Have it Both Ways: Plaintiffs Need Fair Shot at Discovery Before Defendants Move to Deny Certification

In the ever-evolving field of class action law, defense counsel are becoming more creative with their attempts to defeat class…

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Trix Aren’t Just for Kids: How Companies Want to Take Away Your Right to a Jury Trial

In a bold move that challenged the basic tenets of contract formation, General Mills quietly updated its Privacy Policy on…

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Important Considerations For Student Loan Co-Signers

American consumers owe more than $150 billion in outstanding private student loan debt.  For some fortunate enough to have a…

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Utter Lunacy: Supreme Court strips individuals of their right to vindicate their claims in court, and Congress is in no hurry to un-do the damage

Building upon the absurd precedent created in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, this past Thursday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion…

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Supreme Court to Take Yet Another Look at Arbitration

Consumer rights are on the line as the Supreme Court decides to take up mandatory binding arbitration clauses once again. …

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The Wall Street Journal: Big Companies Are the Victim Because Consumers Want to Enforce their Rights.

The Wall Street Journal’s May 4 Opinion page brought me some pause.  Not for its crafty wordplay (indeed, the “plaintiffs…

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Bifurcated Discovery in Class Actions: Two Reasons Why it Doesn’t Work

A common weapon in class action defendants’ arsenals is the motion to “bifurcate” discovery, splitting the process into two phases:…

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