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The Difficulties Of Class Action Claims In South Africa
The US is credited with being the home of class action lawsuits. Whereas, in South Africa, class actions were only introduced after 1994.
United States
24 Jul 2019
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Defendants Awarded Costs Where Bringing Breach Class Action Was "Questionable"
In the costs motion arising from the litigation regarding the Casino Rama breach, Justice Belobaba awarded costs to the defendant, saying there was neither public interest nor a novel issue sufficient to warrant costs...
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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California Federal Court Finds Plaintiff Failed To Adequately Allege That Slack-Fill Did Not Serve A Functional Purpose
The Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California recently dismissed a class-action complaint filed against Boulder Brands USA, Inc. (Defendant).
United States
20 May 2019
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Supreme Court Grants Morrisons Permission To Appeal Employee Data Breach
The Supreme Court has granted Morrisons permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal's ruling, which found that the supermarket chain was vicariously liable for a former employee's data
UK
16 May 2019
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Lamps Plus, Inc. et al. v. Valera: Us Supreme Court Makes It Crystal Clear: No Clarity, No Class
On April 24, 2019, the US Supreme Court ruled on the question of whether the Federal Arbitration Act (the "FAA") "bars an order requiring
United States
15 May 2019
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Italy Adopts New Bill On Class Action (In Italian)
Ieri il Senato ha definitivamente approvato il disegno di legge n. 844 e così la disciplina della nuova azione di classe è divenuta legge dello Stato.
UK
22 Apr 2019
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Continuous Disclosure And Class Actions In Australia (Video)
Directors of ASX-listed companies are coming under increasing scrutiny, particularly in the area of continuous disclosure.
Australia
26 Nov 2018
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Class Action In Italy – Draft Of The Reform And Main Differences With Other Class Actions In Other Jurisdictions
We are waiting for the approval of the proposal presented in April 2018 by the Commission, to introduce a uniform representative action to protect consumers' collective interests,
UK
18 Oct 2018
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Class Actions And Continuous Disclosure: The Battle Commences
The continuous disclosure and class action laws in Australia are again under scrutiny, with the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) releasing a discussion paper, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) encouraging discussion, and Law Firms Australia (LFA) advocating change.
Australia
17 Oct 2018
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Arbitration Clause On Company's Website Results In Denial Of Class Certification In Sensa Weight-Loss Crystals Lawsuit
California federal Judge Janis L. Sammartino on September 10, 2018, declined to certify a class of consumers alleging that now-defunct Sensa falsely advertised its weight-loss "crystals."
United States
12 Oct 2018
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Court Declines To Certify "Slack Fill" Class Action
A Missouri federal judge recently denied certification of a proposed "slack fill" class action against the maker of "Mike and Ike" candy.
United States
10 Oct 2018
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Protein Manufacturers Beware: Muscle Milk In Hot Water Again
California federal Judge M. James Lorenz partially certified various classes and subclasses of consumers who had sued protein supplement Muscle Milk maker Cytosport, Inc., alleging that its product labels overstate...
United States
4 Oct 2018
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Approval Of Settlement In Olive Oil Labeling Suit Where Class Counsel Would Receive 80% Of Monetary Component Of Settlement Fund
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on September 11, 2018, affirmed a decision of the US District Court for the Northern District of California approving a US$1 million nationwide mislabeling class action settlement ...
United States
1 Oct 2018
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Employers Can Focus On Their Own Interests In Defending Vicarious Liability Proceedings Unimpeded By Reputational And Economic Concerns Of Employees
In James-Bowen v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Supreme Court held that an employer does not owe a duty to its employees to protect them from economic or reputational harm as to the manner in which vicarious liability proceedings are conducted.
UK
9 Sep 2018
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Judge Tosses Diet Dr Pepper False Advertising Class Action For The Fourth And Final Time
A California federal judge recently ruled that the term "diet" alone on a soft drink label does not constitute a claim that the soft drink will assist in weight loss.
United States
4 Sep 2018
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CASL Private Right Of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
Canada
22 Jun 2017
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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Policyholder Lawsuits Challenging Captive Reinsurance Disclosures
On February 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the rulings of several US district courts, shutting down a series of policyholder class actions...
United States
14 Mar 2017
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Appeal Court Revives Class Action Against The WSIB
The Ontario Court of Appeal has revived a proposed class action brought by the appellant, Pietro Castrillo, on behalf of a class of injured workers...
Canada
6 Mar 2017
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Court Reconsiders The Role Of "Public Corrections" In Securities Class Actions
In Drywall Acoustic Lathing and Insulation, Local 675 Pension Fund (Trustees of) v SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. the Ontario Superior Court of Justice examined, in the context of competing motions for summary judgment...
Canada
15 Nov 2016
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Court Of Appeal Clarifies Scope Of Shareholder Misrepresentation Claims In Takeover Bids
In Rooney v. ArcelorMittal S.A.[1], the Court of Appeal for Ontario considered whether a plaintiff in an action pursuant to s.131(1) of the Securities Act is required to choose whether to sue the offeror...
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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