Today’s case, Thatcher v. Hanover Insurance Group (8th Cir. 2011) is another short one that nonetheless raises important issues for class action defendants. Allen Thatcher (or, rather, his attorneys) filed a class-action complaint in Arkansas state court against his insurance company. He alleged that the defendants did not pay insureds properly under the terms of

Followers of this blog have probably noted (and probably with some chagrin) that I rarely discuss just-released cases, because I’m more interested in what we can learn about the strategies in a case than breaking the latest legal news. This case, though, is different, because last week the Eleventh Circuit released an opinion on jurisdiction