Victims With No Redress: The Recent Rise and Fall of Data Breach Class Actions

Earlier this week, the e-commerce website e-Bay was sued in federal court in Louisiana for allegedly failing to implement adequate…

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Legal Pads and Spit Up Rags: A New Mom on Making it Work

Balancing and juggling.  A working mom’s life often sounds like a circus performance.  The words carry with them an insidious…

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Mazza v. Honda: The Death of Class Action, or Just Making the Plaintiffs’ Bar Work a Little Harder?

In January in Mazza v. Honda, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an order of the Central District of…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Sue: Exposing the Lawsuit-Happy Hypocrites of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform

Would you be surprised to learn that there is a powerful force working every day to limit your access to…

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Five Hot Button Issues to Watch for as the Supreme Court Kicks Off Its Fall Term

The Supreme Court began its fall term on Monday, October 3.  Many of the cases the Court has already agreed…

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The Supreme Court Gets One Right: Members of a Class that Was Not Certified Are Not Bound by Collateral Estoppel in Smith v. Bayer; Thorogood v. Sears Remanded for Further Consideration

With all the commentary surrounding the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dukes v. Walmart, two important decisions affecting class action…

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The War on Acid: Is an Ounce of Prevention Really Worth a Pound of Cure?

So you were recently admitted to the hospital for a routine procedure and left with a little parting gift… a…

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A Few Words on Contingent Fees

Black’s Law Dictionary defines a contingent fee as “[a] fee charged for a lawyer’s services only if the lawsuit is…

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