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California Federal Court Dismisses Class Action Over Interest Rate Hike
The United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a putative class action alleging, among other claims, violations of the National Bank Act and violation of the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act, stemming from the retroactive application of the default APR.
United States
22 Oct 2012
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Federal Court Holds Massachusetts Private Mortgage Insurance Law Is Preempted By HOLA
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a putative class action on grounds that plaintiff’s claims were preempted by federal law.
United States
15 Oct 2012
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Third Circuit Dismisses Suit Alleging FDCPA Violations In Foreclosure
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has dismissed putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, among other claims. Plaintiff, a mortgage borrower, alleged that a foreclosure law firm violated the FCDPA by failing to withdraw its foreclosure complaint after plaintiff had entered into a loan modification agreement.
United States
15 Oct 2012
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District Court Dismisses Claims Of Alleged Imprudence Of Securities Lending Investments
On April 20, 2012, Judge Barbara Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action.
United States
8 Jul 2012
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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Stock Drop Suit
In "Lanfear v. Home Depot, Inc.", Case No. 10-13002 (11th Cir. May 8, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adopted the presumption of prudence.
United States
8 Jul 2012
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Certification Denied On Predominance Grounds For Claim Alleging Overcharges By Carrier
In Frey, the plaintiffs sought to represent a putative class of people who claimed to have been overcharged by the defendant Bekins, claiming that the overcharges stemmed from a company policy.
United States
4 Jul 2012
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Class Of Health Care Providers Rejected For Lack Of Common Proof That Claims Should Have Been Paid
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification in an action against State Farm.
United States
4 Jul 2012
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Failure To Exhaust Appeals Defeats Adequacy Of Representation Requirement
In the motion for class certification, the plaintiff claimed the case turned on the single common issue of whether the WAP was a valid "top hat" plan exempt from certain ERISA requirements.
United States
3 Jul 2012
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Recent Consumer Class Decision
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied class certification in an action alleging that Facebook, Inc. breached its advertising contracts.
United States
3 Jul 2012
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Superiority Requirement Not Met In Electronic Fund Transfer Act Suit When Individual Inquiries Required To Determine Whether ATM Users Were "Consumers"
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied class certification in an action under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
United States
3 Jul 2012
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Court Rejects Certification Of Class Of Borrowers Whose Properties Were Subject To Foreclosure
In Manson v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59492 (D. Mass. Apr. 30, 2012), Goodwin Procter assisted its clients GMAC Mortgage LLC and Wells Fargo Bank.
United States
3 Jul 2012
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Nebraska Federal Court Holds Consumer Lacks Standing In ATM Fee Class Action
The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska found that plaintiff lacked constitutional standing to bring a claim under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act for alleged violations of the fee notice requirement.
United States
19 Jun 2012
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Federal Judge Certifies Class Action In Overdraft Fees Litigation
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida certified a class action lawsuit alleging that defendants engaged in a systematic scheme to manipulate and re-order debit card transactions to increase the number of overdraft fees imposed on its customers.
United States
25 May 2012
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Federal District Court Judge Grants Class Certification In Mortgage Appraisal Suit
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted class certification in a mortgage loan appraisal suit alleging defendants conspired to inflate appraisals to increase the sale of loans in the secondary market.
United States
15 May 2012
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Financial Services Alert – April 17, 2012
A Massachusetts security corporation is an entity that receives beneficial Massachusetts tax treatment but is required to restrict its activities in two ways: (1) it may engage exclusively in buying, selling, dealing in, or holding securities on its own behalf and not as a broker; and (2) the securities must be acquired and held for investment purposes.
United States
18 Apr 2012
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Recent Statutory Actions
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently vacated a trial court’s order certifying a class in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
United States
29 Mar 2012
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Recent Products Liability Decisions
Goodwin Procter attorneys defeated a motion for class certification in a case brought on behalf of approximately 60,000 former patients of two Las Vegas endoscopy centers who alleged they were exposed to (but not infected by) blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis C due to the centers’ alleged mishandling of Teva’s prescription anesthetic, propofol. Rader v. Teva Parenteral Meds., Inc., 276 F.R.D. 524 (D. Nev. 2011).
United States
 
29 Mar 2012
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Recent Consumer Financial Services Decisions
Goodwin Procter helped defeat class certification in three recent cases involving consumer financial services.
United States
 
29 Mar 2012
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"Commonality" Post-Wal-Mart
As any attorney who handles class action cases knows, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), was significant because it clarified the Rule 23 standards for class certification and strongly supported the need for a rigorous analysis of those requirements.
United States
29 Mar 2012
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Settlement In Major 401(k) Fee Case Is Preliminarily Approved
On December 5, 2011, the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri preliminarily approved an agreement by the parties to settle the putative class action claims asserted by participants in Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s 401(k) plan.
United States
23 Dec 2011
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