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Blog Name Change: Welcome To Class Actions Insider

After nearly four years of blogging, I’ve decided to make one small change. The name of the blog is now “Class Actions Insider” and the site is www.classactionsinsider.com.  You can still find it at www.insuranceclassactions.com, which will redirect you to the new site. For my insurance industry readers, please be assured that I will still … Continue Reading

DRI Class Action Seminar 2014

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is planning another excellent class action seminar to be held in Washington, DC on July 24 and 25, 2014 (see the seminar website).  I’m on the committee that has been planning the seminar.  Last year’s seminar was excellent, for some highlights see my July 31, 2013 and August 1, 2013 … Continue Reading

New Seventh Circuit Decision Provides Guidance on How Defendants May Be Able to Avoid Class Treatment By Voluntarily Providing Relief

One question that tends to arise in insurance class actions and other consumer class actions is whether a defendant can avoid class treatment by voluntarily providing relief to the proposed class.  The risks of doing that include the possibility that the litigation will continue because the plaintiffs’ lawyers will argue that the relief provided is … Continue Reading
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