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Injunctions of State Court Proceedings Pending Approval of a Proposed Class Action Settlement in Federal Court: Injunction Issued in Chinese Drywall MDL

When a federal court grants preliminary approval to a proposed class action settlement, can it enjoin parallel state court proceedings while the notice and final approval process take place?  Judge Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana recently found such an injunction appropriate in In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue Reading

Proposed Settlement of Consumer Class Action Includes a Ban on Future Class Actions

I found very interesting a recent post by Russell Jackson on his Consumer Class Actions and Mass Torts Blog, discussing a proposed settlement in In re Dry Max Pampers Litigation, which includes a ban on future class actions.  This MDL involved claims that Dry Max diapers, a relatively new product introduced by Pampers, purportedly caused … Continue Reading