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In 1995, Congress enacted the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) to curtail abusive class action litigation involving nationally traded securities. See Roland v. Green, 675 F.3d 503, 507. PSLRA was designed to combat rampant “nuisance...

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Petitioner Lexmark International, Inc. (“Lexmark”) is a major manufacturer of laser printers and toner cartridges. See Static Control Components, Inc. v. Lexmark Intl., Inc., 697 F.3d 387, 394–395 (6th Cir. 2012). Typically, manufacturers like...

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Diana Alvarez (“Alvarez”) and Manuel Lozano (“Lozano”) met in London in 2004 and began dating. See Lozano v. Alvarez, 697 F.3d 41, 45. Although they never married, the couple had a child in October 2005. See id.at 46. Alvarez and Lozano have...

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In 1992, Shell Chemical Company (“Shell”) purchased a West Virginia polyester plant from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”). See Tackett v. M & G Polymers USA, LLC, 733 F.3d 589, 593 (6th Cir. 2013). Shell subsequently sold the...

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In 2000, at the age of 55, Levin began working as an AAG for the state of Illinois. See Levin v. Madigan, 692 F.3d 607, 609 (7th Cir. 2012). After six years and a promotion to Senior AAG, Madigan’s office terminated Levin’s employment. See id....

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In July 2011, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Stephen D. McFadden was arrested for illegally distributing a synthetic stimulant known as “bath salts,” whose effect was similar to illegal substances such as “cocaine, methamphetamine, and methcathinone.”...