Class Actions

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a lawsuit where a person sues a group of people, a group of people sues another group of people, or a group of people sues a person. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a "class action suit". Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. But, in several European countries with civil law, contrary to Anglo-American common law, changes have been made in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.
Posts about Class Actions
  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Proposition 65: Big Changes for Direct Marketers

    … hunters. While that is contrary to law, the reality is that bounty hunters generally target products without warning labels. Proposition 65: Big Changes Next Year Beginning on August 30, 2018, major changes go into effect for Proposition 65. For example, warnings will now need to identify at least one chemical from the official Proposition 65 list…

    Brann & Isaacson- 14 readers -
  • Proposition 65: Big Changes for Direct Marketers

    … Most of you have seen those little stickers that warn you that a product contains a chemical determined by the State of California to create a risk of cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. Well, starting next summer, you’ll be required put those warnings in your catalogs and on your websites near every affected product. Big changes…

    Brann & Isaacson- 18 readers -
  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … of a customer’s credit card number or expiration date on his or her receipt? Federal law prohibits disclosing more than five digits of a consumer’s credit card number, or the month or year (or both) of the expiration date. Class action attorneys are currently on the lookout of potential plaintiffs. There are also state privacy laws that may impose even more…

    Brann & Isaacson- 16 readers -
  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … this previously ignored requirement had been met. Spokeo: Where Is the Concrete Injury? Many heralded the Supreme Court’s decision as an important victory for companies beset by lawsuits over actions that resulted in little or no harm to anyone. On remand, the Ninth Circuit, however, managed a detour, taking upon itself to explore the question…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … administrations. Sure, there have been bumps along the way. Each administration seems to have its own way of doing things. Today, however, things are different. Our rights may no longer be safe. This week the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Act…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … administrations. Sure, there have been bumps along the way. Each administration seems to have its own way of doing things. Today, however, things are different. Our rights may no longer be safe. This week the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Act…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
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