Last week, the District of Montana ruled on the defendants’ motion to dismiss in Pfau v. Mortenson (the infamous "Three Cups of Tea" class action). The lawsuit alleged that author Greg Mortenson had made up aspects of his biography in writing and marketing his bestselling memoir Three Cups of Tea.  The plaintiffs–a pair of Montana lawmakers–specifically claimed that Mortenson and his publisher had engaged in a criminal enterprise (a term of art for RICO claims) to market his book as nonfiction despite the falsehoods it allegedly contained.

When the complaint was filed, I wrote about how … Continue Reading

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:

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