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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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  National Business Institute (NBI): Employment Laws Made Simple, May 8, 2013
Web Conference - Successful Strategies for Winning and Avoiding Privacy Class-action Lawsuits, April 17, 2013
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Applying Aspen Skiing, Tenth Circuit Finds Microsoft Not Liable For Terminating Dealings with a Competitor
Ryan F. Harsch,Irving Scher, November 21, 2013
In Novell, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., the Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court’s post-trial judgment that Microsoft was not liable under Section 2 of the Sherman Act (Section 2) for monopolization of the market for PC operating systems. In doing so, the court reaffirmed that in order to...

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...

Heartburn for Drug Manufacturers: 'Reverse Payment' That Did Not Include a Monetary Payment Held Actionable Under the Antitrust Laws
John J. Elliott,Irving Scher, November 21, 2013
On July 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a decade of conflicting circuit court decisions in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., ruling that "reverse-payment" settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act patent infringement lawsuits "can sometimes violate the antitrust laws," and...

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...

Fifth Circuit Holds That Stern Eliminates Bankruptcy Court's Power to Decide Non-Core Actions by Consent
Mark D. Bloom,G. Ray Warner, November 15, 2013
In a decision that demonstrates the potentially broad impact of the forthcoming Supreme Court decision in Bellingham, the Fifth Circuit held that bankruptcy judges may not “determine” non-core matters even where the parties consent. BP RE, L.P. v. RML Waxahachie Dodge, L.L.C. (In re BP...

Ninth Circuit Holds that a Properly Structured Voluntary Rental Program Offering Does Not Convert Hotel Condominium Units into Securities
Richard F. Davis, September 30, 2013
In a case involving the offering of 450 condominium hotel units and a rental program at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found in favor of the sponsor and upheld the real estate purchase and sale agreements as just that, a real estate contract...

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...

It May Be Steel, but Its Supply is Elastic: Eleventh Circuit Rejects Market Definition That Fails to Account for Ease of Entry
Scott Martin, August 22, 2013
In a decision undergirded by fundamental principles of economics, burden of proof and common sense, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the entry of summary judgment dismissing attempted monopolization claims against a producer of untreated hot rolled steel in Gulf States Reorganization Group, Inc. v....

Ninth Circuit Decision Addresses Standards for Claim That Buyer Knowingly Received Unlawfully Discriminatory Prices in Violation of Robinson-Patman Act
Irving Scher, August 22, 2013
On July 19th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a per curiam decision in Gorlick Distribution Centers, LLC v. Allied Exhaust Systems, Inc., a rare Robinson-Patman Act (R-P) court of appeals decision addressing a claim that a purchaser knowingly received unlawfully discriminatory prices...

Practical Implications of Supreme Court's American Express Decision Confirming That Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers are Enforceable
Robert J. Herrington, August 22, 2013
In an important and much anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected plaintiffs’ efforts to avoid arbitration by arguing that individual arbitration would prevent them from having an effective opportunity to vindicate their rights under the federal antitrust laws (the so-called...

Supreme Court Rules That Reverse-Payment Patent Litigation Settlements are Subject to Judicial Review Under the Antitrust Rule of Reason
John J. Elliott, August 22, 2013
On June 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a decade of conflicting circuit court opinions when it held in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., that “reverse-payment” settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act patent lawsuits “can sometimes violate the antitrust laws,” and for...