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Ninth Circuit Splits From Other Circuits, Rules That 14-Day Deadline To Appeal Class Certification Order May Be Tolled by Motion for Reconsideration Filed After Deadline

As regular class action litigators are aware, Rule 23(f) provides a potential safety valve in case of an adverse class certification order:  within 14 days, a party may file a petition to the applicable court of appeals seeking interlocutory appeal of the order.  However, if a litigant first files a motion for reconsideration after the … Continue Reading

UPDATE: U.K.’s First Ever Class Action Withdrawn, Applicant Agrees to Pay Over £300,000 in Costs to Defendant

The U.K.’s first ever application for an opt-out Collective Proceedings Order (the equivalent of a motion for class certification) has been withdrawn. We earlier reported that the U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal adjourned the proceedings in Dorothy Gibson v. Pride Mobility Products Ltd. to allow the proposed class representative (Gibson) to amend and refile her application.  … Continue Reading

Weekly Global Class Action Roundup – April 21, 2017

In this week’s roundup, a class action against Deloitte involving attorney document reviewers is certified in Canada, a Chinese antitrust class action against Apple, and Canadian courts approve a settlement in a VW “defeat device” class action. An Ontario court has certified a class action brought by a putative class of attorney document reviewers who … Continue Reading

In U.K.’s First Ever Class Action, Tribunal Adopts Canadian Approach to Class Certification

On March 31, 2017, the U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal issued its judgment on the first-ever application for an opt-out Collective Proceedings Order (the equivalent of a motion for class certification) under the regime set forth in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”). Although the Tribunal ultimately allowed the claimant to amend and refile her application, … Continue Reading
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