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Class Action Reform
Plaintiffs’ lawyers often bring nationwide class actions merely to attempt to coerce a settlement, without regard to the merits of the suits. Consumers, of course, ultimately pay the price of such settlements. When the lawsuits do go to trial, they tend to be totally unmanageable because class members typically have widely varying damages claims, and different sets of laws often apply to class members from different states. WLF has participated in numerous class action cases to present a public interest perspective in favor of reasonable limits on class actions.
Cases in this Project:
Cordis Corp v. Dunson
Case Date: 3/2/2017
Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez
Case Date: 7/23/2015
Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo
Case Date: 4/20/2015
Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Case Date: 1/28/2015
In re Johnson & Johnson
Case Date: 1/17/2014
Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Case Date: 1/6/2014
Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Case Date: 8/24/2012
Pippins v. KPMG LLP
Case Date: 11/8/2011
Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc.
Case Date: 8/18/2010
Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust
Case Date: 3/27/2006
Merrill Lynch v. Dabit
Case Date: 11/14/2005
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes
Case Date: 12/8/2004
Regulatory Proceeding:
FTC Workshop: Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions
Case Date: 9/14/2004
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Engle
Case Date: 7/23/2004
Aspinall v. Philip Morris
Case Date: 1/23/2004
Howland v. Purdue Pharma, L.P.
Case Date: 9/4/2003
Wilson v. Brush Wellman Inc.
Case Date: 7/14/2003
In re Simon II Litigation
Case Date: 6/4/2003
Ysbrand v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Case Date: 3/17/2003
Dow Chemical Co. v. Stephenson
Case Date: 12/19/2002
Peterson v. BASF Corp.
Case Date: 8/21/2002
Farmer v. Monsanto
Case Date: 12/19/2001
America Online, Inc. v. Mendoza
Case Date: 9/21/2001
In re Dow Corning Corp.
Case Date: 11/22/2000
Linder v. Thrifty Oil Co.
Case Date: 11/25/1998

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