Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association v. Isaacson/Weaver Family Trust
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By Noah D. Sorkin

Plaintiffs’ class counsel is entitled to compensation from a common settlement fund, even where underlying action was brought pursuant to a fee-shifting statute.

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Ginzkey v. National Securities Corp.
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By Ben Suter

A Motion to Dismiss the Complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted is denied,

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Walfish v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
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By David C. Franceski, Jr.

A “special agent” of a “general agent” selling insurance pursuant to an express independent contractor agreement satisfies New Jersey’s “ABC” test of independent contractor status,

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More on SCOTUS’ 5-4 Holding in Home Depot that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Can’t Remove a Class Action
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As promised, here’s a more detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s Home Depot decision that the term “defendant,” as used in the general removal statute and in the class action removal statute,

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Campbell v. Transgenomic, Inc.
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

Unlike in poker where a player actively conceals his hand, the issuer of a proxy statement is required to put all his cards on the table face-up.

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Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela
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By Burton W. Wiand

Absent an affirmative contractual basis for concluding that a party agreed to do so, there can be no class arbitration.

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