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Filed Class Action Does Not Toll Limitations Period For Later Class Claims

July 13, 2018 Attorney Articles

By Jeremy K. Robinson, CaseyGerry — as Published in the Daily Journal

More than 40 years ago, in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah, the United States Supreme Court held that a putative class action in which class certification was denied nevertheless tolled the statute of limitations for any member of the class who wanted to intervene in the foundered class case.

Supreme Court Affirms Employers Can Bar Employee Class Actions

June 5, 2018 Attorney Articles,Blog

In a controversial decision which does not bode well for workers, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that employers can force employees to waive their right to band together and pursue collective actions against their employer.

Supreme Court Set To Decide Key Antitrust Case

February 28, 2018 Attorney Articles,Blog

Did you know American Express generally charges merchants higher transaction fees than Visa or MasterCard? Meaning, the store where you get your morning coffee makes a few cents less per cup if you use an Amex card.

Airline Rules: What to Know Before Taking Off

I was recently on a Southwest commercial flight when the flight attendant began his pre-flight safety speech. I was expecting the usual sterile seat belt information, exits may be behind you, etc.

USA Criminal and Civil Prosecutions Associated with Illicit Online Pharmacies: Legal Analysis and Global Implications

By Camille Guerra and Timothy Mackey – as published in Med Access @ Point Care

Evolving technologies have created a complex online environment that now includes illegal pharmacies, as well as online facilitators, advertising sites and foreign entities.

Putting Jurors in the Plaintiff’s Shoes

Thomas D. Penfield reviews Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom – as published in Trial Magazine

Since 1943, when Melvin Belli famously brought a large model of a cable car intersection and a gearbox and chain to trial to demonstrate the cause of a cable car gripman’s injuries, plaintiff lawyers have creatively used demonstrative evidence to develop greater empathy and understanding in jurors.

High Court Ruling Will Expose Tribes to New Liability

May 10, 2017 Attorney Articles

By Jeremy K. Robinson – as published in the Daily Journal

Tribal sovereign immunity has always been problematic for the courts.

Created “almost by accident” in Turner v. United States, 248 U.S.

High Court Limited Reach of RICO

By Jeremy K. Robinson, CaseyGerry — as Published in the Daily Journal

Growing globalization of both legitimate and illegitimate enterprises has increasingly raised the question: can a private entity bring civil claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for illegal acts and injuries that happened outside the U.S.?