class action

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[Question(s) presented][Issue(s)][Facts][Discussion][Analysis]Issue

Can courts refuse to enforce class-arbitration waivers and permit class-action lawsuits where a plaintiff’s individual claim is worth much less than the cost of bringing that claim?...

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Respondent Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds’ (“Connecticut Retirement”) purchased securities offered by petitioner Amgen, Inc. (“Amgen”), a biotechnology company that manufactures pharmaceutical drugs. See ...

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[Questions Presented] [Issue] [Facts] [Discussion] [Analysis] Issue(s)

1. To establish a class of investors in a lawsuit alleging securities fraud, must a plaintiff show that the defendant’s allegedly untrue statements materially affected the...

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In 2002, Vincent and Liza Concepcion ("the Concepcions") signed a two-year service contract with AT&T Mobility for wireless phone service. See Laster v. AT&T Mobility LCC, 584 F.3d 849, 852 (9th Cir. 2009...

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Oral argument: Nov. 9, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Oct. 27, 2009)

CLASS ACTION, FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, PREEMPTION, CONSUMER CLAIMS

Vincent and Liza Concepcion ("the Concepcions") signed a...

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In 2005, the U.S. Navy contracted Campbell-Ewald Co. to provide the Navy advertising services. See Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, No. 13-55486, at 4 (9th Cir. 2014); see also Petition for Writ of Certiorari,...

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In 2005, the U.S. Navy contracted Campbell-Ewald Co. to provide the Navy advertising services. See Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, No. 13-55486, at 4 (9th Cir. 2014); see also Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Campbell-Ewald Co., No. 14-857 at 3–4. As part of...

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Facts

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 “...

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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 ...

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China Agritech, Inc. (“China Agritech”) is a Delaware-incorporated holding company with its principal place of business located in Beijing, China. Resh v. China Agritech, Inc., 857 F.3d 994, 996. China Agritech claims to sell organic fertilizers and...

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[Question presented] [Issue] [Facts] [Discussion] [Analysis] Issue

May a district court certify a class action without resolving “merits arguments” that bear on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s prerequisites for certification, including whether...

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Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) to regulate the securities industry after the 1929 stock market crash. Brief for Petitioners, Cyan, Inc., et al. at 2. The Securities Act allows securities acquirers to sue securities...

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In an action for securities fraud under Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-5, a plaintiff must show (1) that he or she relied upon a defendant’s material misstatement or omission in buying or selling the security and (...

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In June 2016, Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) sued George W. Jackson in North Carolina state court to collect on his credit card debt. Jackson v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. at 3. Two months later, Jackson counterclaimed against Citibank, also adding third-...

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Respondents Seth Baker et al. allege that a design defect in Petitioner Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox 360 game scratched the disks required for playing the console. See Baker v. Microsoft Corp., 797 F.3d 607, 609 (Cir. 2015). In 2007, multiple Xbox 360...

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Respondent Troy Lambert (“Lambert”) brought a consumer class action in federal district court against Petitioner Nutraceutical Corporation (“Nutraceutical”), alleging that their dietary supplement product was illegally misbranded and violated numerous...

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[Questions Presented] [Issue] [Facts] [Discussion] [Analysis] Issue

Can an arbitrator decide that a contract broadly requiring arbitration of disputes also allows for "class arbitration" or the hearing of a claim on behalf of an entire group of...

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Petitioners, Reed Elsevier, Inc., et al. (“Reed Elsevier”), are publishers of electronic content, such as the New York Times Co. and archival database operators, such LexisNexis. See Brief for Petitioners, Reed...

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Oral argument: Oct. 7, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Nov. 29, 2007)

COPYRIGHT ACT, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION, CLASS ACTION

Freelance...

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From 1997 to 2001, Bayer Corporation ("Bayer") manufactured and distributed Baycol, a prescription medicine designed to lower cholesterol. See Smith v. Bayer, 593 F.3d 716, 719 (8th Cir. 2010). Bayer removed ...

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[Question presented][Issue][Facts][Discussion][Analysis]Issue

Whether a named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit can defeat a defendant’s attempt to remove the action to federal court, by stipulating for the named plaintiff and absent potential class...

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Petitioner Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) operates and manages meat-processing facilities across the country, including a facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. See Bouaphakeo, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 765 F.3d 791, 794 (8th Cir....

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Petitioner Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) operates and manages meat-processing facilities across the country, including a facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. See Bouaphakeo, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 765 F.3d 791, 794 (8th Cir. 2015). Tyson employs...

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Lisa Watson and Loretta Lawson are smokers who purchased “light” cigarettes from tobacco company Philip Morris. Watson v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc., 2003 WL 23272484 *1 (E.D. Ark 2003) (not reported in F. Supp.2d). Watson and Lawson, and...