Class Action and Complex Litigation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Legal Challenges

2021-07-25T22:03:39-04:00

With the evolving regulatory and compliance landscapes, class action litigation has significantly raised specific legal challenges and vulnerabilities to businesses across industries. In addition, although courts are generally adjusting the rules applicable to the concerns of class action lawsuits, several unsettled and divergent viewpoints can vastly cause critical issues and complications in this complex and multifaceted area of law.

Trends and Developments on Antitrust Class Certification: Legal and Economic Issues Explored

2021-06-14T01:21:01-04:00

Today's legal landscape presents a higher degree of complexity and challenges for antitrust class action certifications. Several legal and economic issues that require crucial understanding and analysis of the law pose risks for businesses and practitioners alike. Furthermore, with the recent decisions and ongoing court cases constantly shifting the process, it is becoming more imperative for companies and their counsel to be conversant with the latest trends and developments in class certification rules and provisions.

Data Breach Class Action Litigation on the Rise: Winning Strategies

2021-06-13T23:32:01-04:00

Data breaches in the U.S. have shown no signs of slowing down in the last several years, neither have the wave of class action cases associated with these. Recent breaches include some of the largest companies such as LifeLabs, Yahoo, Equifax, and Google LLC. Such breaches, as well as the infringements incorporated with it, can impose tremendous burdens on banks and credit card companies that have to respond to a flood of fraud claims and canceled cards.

Securities Class Action Litigation in the 2020 Landscape: What You Should Know and Do

2021-05-13T05:31:23-04:00

While securities class action filings maintained a historic three-year high through the end of 2019, largely driven by standard (Rule 10b-5, Section 11, and/or Section 12) cases, a decline in filings was observed in Q1 2020. Recent decisional law and critical trends in securities class actions, and the emergence of new “event-driven” filings, foreshadow an active year of key issues being fleshed out in courts around the country. Paramount among these issues are questions about whether certain types of cases can be filed in state courts and the role that Delaware corporations can play with forum selection clauses in trying to prevent that. Plaintiffs will push to assert scheme liability causes of action under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in an effort to broaden the universe of defendants they can hold accountable.

Employment Class Actions: The 2020 Landscape Explored

2021-05-05T10:55:52-04:00

Class actions alleging labor law violations continue to hound employers throughout the country. As the volume of these cases increases, new court rulings also continue to emerge and reshape the litigation landscape. Anticipated court rulings which employers should follow in 2020 include Retirement Plans Committee Of IBM v. Jander, et al., Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, et al., and Thole, et al. v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

What’s New in Gig-Worker Classifications: Exploring Trends and COVID-19 Implications

2021-05-19T23:11:32-04:00

Securities class action litigation have continuously skyrocketed over the past years. This trend is expected to grow in fiscal year 2020 as companies constantly engage in global expansions making securities markets more seemingly interconnected. With this, companies are encouraged to prepare for significant changes as well as potential risks and pitfalls. Being updated with the trends and recent court decisions to mitigate the possibility of setbacks is essentially recommended.

Trends, Developments, and What Lies Ahead the Securities Class Action Landscape in 2020

2021-05-19T11:52:01-04:00

Securities class action litigation have continuously skyrocketed over the past years. This trend is expected to grow in fiscal year 2020 as companies constantly engage in global expansions making securities markets more seemingly interconnected. With this, companies are encouraged to prepare for significant changes as well as potential risks and pitfalls. Being updated with the trends and recent court decisions to mitigate the possibility of setbacks is essentially recommended.

Class Actions and Complex Litigation in 2020: Creating a Cutting-Edge Solution to Class Action Litigation

2021-03-22T23:45:39-04:00

Class action and complex litigation cases become increasingly challenging and costly for businesses. With the rising number of lawsuits being filed across the country and new threats of class action regimes in the United Kingdom and Europe, in addition to heightened regulatory and litigation enforcement uptakes, companies face increasingly higher stakes. These growing complexities need to be addressed to proactively identify and mitigate litigation risk. Developing a competent and cutting-edge solution to respond in this ever-evolving landscape is essential.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Class Action Litigation

2022-01-19T03:27:15-05:00

The number of class action lawsuits across industries has significantly proliferated over the years, creating a profound impact on the regulatory and litigation landscapes. Because of this, the climate of class action litigation continues to remain uncertain and the need to be abreast of any emerging development must always be underscored. More importantly, businesses and their counsel must keep themselves in the know of the latest regulatory updates and up-to-date litigation tools and strategies to successfully win this type of lawsuit.

Consumer Class Action: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Legal Challenges

2021-08-19T21:18:19-04:00

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of consumer class action lawsuits drastically upsurged in various industries. The regulatory paradigm has also significantly evolved with recent court decisions shedding light on future class action lawsuits. As the landscape remains uncertain, businesses and their counsel should keep themselves in the know of any emerging development in this field of law. They must also plan for effective litigation strategies to avoid mishaps.

Emerging Antitrust Issues Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Companies and Financial Institutions Must Know and Do

2021-08-20T01:24:44-04:00

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping antitrust law enforcement across the globe. Recognizing the need for a closer cooperation among private businesses, the US government seems to be more flexible now in reviewing COVID-19-related competitor collaborations. In April, both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the expedited seven-day evaluation procedure, which typically takes months for traditional business reviews.

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