Michael F. Dolan

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Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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University Loras College, B.S., 1971; Southern Illinois University, M.S., 1973; University of Iowa, M.B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa, J.D., 1981
Admitted1982, Illinois

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Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms Rejection of "Piggybacking" in Class Actions
Michael F. Dolan,Daniel John Fabiano,Gregory R. Hanthorn,J. Todd Kennard, August 11, 2015
A recent Eleventh Circuit decision that rejected a putative class representative's attempt to "piggyback" onto a previous class action may provide a defense to companies faced with seriatim class actions. The court found that the pendency of a previous class claim-even where the class was...

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in TCPA Case that May Determine Whether an Offer of Complete Relief Moots a Class Action
Michael F. Dolan,Daniel J. Fabiano,Gregory R. Hanthorn,J. Todd Kennard,Noah Ryan Litton, May 27, 2015
On May 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in a matter that may decide a fundamental question in class actions in general and class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") in particular: whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond the...

"Fail Safe" Class Definitions Are Improper Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Michael F. Dolan,Daniel J. Fabiano,J. Todd Kennard, May 12, 2015
Companies faced with Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") class action claims should consider whether the plaintiff's proffered class definition is subject to attack as being an improper "fail-safe" class, i.e., a class in which the class is (impermissibly) defined so that...

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Michael F. Dolan

77 West Wacker
ChicagoIL 60601-1692


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