See, here’s the thing. Russell Jackson stole my case. The Seventh Circuit decided an important case on the limits of Rule 23(b)(2)–Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins.–and I set it aside to blog about today. But Jackson’s great writeup covers everything I wanted to.
And here’s the other thing. There have been a lot of good writeups of class actions lately. To wit:
- Drug & Device Law reported on Sergeant Benevolent Ass’n Health & Welfare Fund v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLP in the Eastern District of New York. The court denied certification to a RICO class because proof of reliance would be too individualized.
- Jackson also wrote up a case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Powers v. Lycoming Engines, that held that applying the law of a manufacturer’s residence to a multi-state class action violated due process.
- Gilbert Brosky of the Employment Class Action Blog reports on a decertification of an FLSA class action of Home Depot assistant managers based on the variations among managers’ duties.
- And Paul Karlsgodt reviews a recent article on whether class-action notices comply with Rule 23. (Many of them don’t.)
I usually don’t like just to point you to what other people have written on class actions (that’s what my Twitter feed is for). But every once in a while, it’s worth taking one post of mine to point out a bunch of really good posts by others.