The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the trial court's denial of a motion for a remand to state court and the dismissal of the plaintiffs' class action suit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act by a credit reporting agency.
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, recently held that (1) the attorney for a named putative class plaintiff who is deceased does not have authority to act on behalf of the deceased plaintiff absent a motion by the deceased’s legal representative; and (2) in limited circumstances, trial courts may sua sponte order notice to putative class members prior to certification only when absent notice the putative class members would face significant prejudice.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reversed a trial court’s ruling remanding the case to state court based on the federal Class Action Fairness Act’s “local controversy” exception, finding the trial court erroneously applied the exception.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the denial of a motion to remand to state court a putative class action removed to federal court under the federal Class Action Fairness Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a trial court erred in its amount in controversy analysis in determining jurisdiction under the federal Class Action Fairness Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a defendant’s motion for leave to appeal in a case that was previously removed to federal court pursuant to the federal Class Action Fairness Act after the federal trial court sua sponte remanded the case back to state court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed a trial court's dismissal of one named plaintiff’s claims against a loan servicer in a putative class action but affirmed the dismissal of the other named plaintiff’s claims.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently vacated and remanded a lower court’s award of over $4 million in attorney’s fees in connection with a class action settlement.
The Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, recently affirmed a trial court's order enjoining a bail bonds company from enforcing bail bond premium financing agreements on a classwide basis on the ground that the statutory notice pursuant to California Civil Code section 1799.91 had not been provided.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action alleging that an unsolicited faxed invitation to participate in a market research survey in exchange for money was an "unsolicited advertisement" under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of a putative class action alleging that a mortgage servicer’s fee to borrowers who paid monthly mortgage bills online or by phone was illegal.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed a trial court's order dismissing a putative class action complaint and granting the defendant lender’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement with the plaintiff loan officer.