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Greenberg Traurig has acted as national counsel for some of the most high-profile class actions in recent times. Our capabilities include securities fraud, consumer fraud, products liability and mass torts, employment discrimination, environmental, health care, and insurance. We employ the latest in case-management technology for all aspects of class action litigation, including litigating class certification itself, conducting class and merits discovery, litigating the merits in large class action cases, negotiating settlements and guiding them through the court approval and notice process, and handling appeals involving class certification and related issues.
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FINRA's New 'New' Discovery Guide: E-Discovery, Affirmations and Product Cases
Michael E. Pastore,Scott E. Rahn, November 21, 2013
On Sept. 16, 2013, the SEC approved amendments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Discovery Guide (Discovery Guide), which will become effective on Dec. 2, 2013 for all customer cases filed on or after the effective date. FINRA petitioned the Securities...
CFPB Trial Disclosure Program Now Effective
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 15, 2013
On October 29th, the CFPB’s Notice of Policy regarding its Trial Disclosure Program was published in the Federal Register, thus making the Policy effective. Section 1032(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act permits consumer financial service providers to “conduct a trial program that is limited in...
Does My Email Communication Constitute a Binding Agreement?
Israel Rubin,Rachel Sims, August 27, 2013
In an era where the prevalence of email exchanges in the business arena is almost commonplace, clients and attorneys should be aware that a form of identification which could constitute their signature in an email, attesting to the substance of a negotiated settlement, may be considered a binding...
Discovery Verifications May Lead to Corporate Punitive Damages
Mark D. Kemple,Adrienne J. Lawrence,Adam Siegler, August 24, 2013
Litigators defending corporations against punitive damages claims based on employee misconduct should be cautious when permitting employees to execute discovery verifications as an “officer,” “director” or “managing agent,” because they may be held to have...
Supreme Court Extends PLIVA to Preempt Certain Design Defect Claims Against Generic Manufacturers
Robert P. Charrow, August 13, 2013
In Mutual Pharm. Co., Inc. v. Bartlett, No. 12-142 (U.S. June 24, 2013), the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision building on PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U. S. --- (2011), held that the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act preempted a state law design defect action against a generic drug manufacturer that...
Making Copies! The Fourth Circuit Defines Taxable Costs Associated With eDiscovery
David Samuel Panzer, May 07, 2013
Can this happen to your client? Your client gets sued, is forced to spend over $100,000 on eDiscovery despite you making all the right objections, you deliver a clean victory on dispositive motions and the District Court awards costs of ... $200. Here is what happened in the Fourth Circuit and what...
In Key Decision, Supreme Court Applies "Rigorous Analysis" to FRCP 23(b)(3) Class Determination in Reversing Class Certification Based on Lack of Showing That Damages Can Be Measured On Classwide Basis
Jordan D. Grotzinger,Jeff E. Scott, April 02, 2013
In 2011, the Supreme Court explained in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541, 2551 (2011) that, “[w]hat matters to class certification . . . is not the raising of common ‘questions’ -- even in droves -- but, rather the capacity of a classwide proceeding to generate...
Service of Process through Social Media
Philip H. Cohen, March 27, 2013
In the matter of Federal Trade Commission v. PCCare247 Inc., Case No. 12 Civ. 7189 (PAE), 2013 WL 841037 (S.D.N.Y. March 7, 2013) (PCCare247), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sanctioned using social media as a means of circumventing the Hague Service...