Tag Archives: Class Action Defense

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules Proposes a New Rule to Address Early Case Management in Multidistrict Litigation

On March 28, 2023, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (Committee) convened in West Palm Beach, Florida, to discuss a variety of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including a new rule that would provide guidance about initial case management procedures in multidistrict litigation (MDL). Appointed by the chief justice of the … Continue Reading

A Class Action By Any Other Name Is Still a Class Action….

In a case with interesting implications for class action practitioners, the Seventh Circuit recently ruled against plaintiff Addison Automatics (Addison) in its attempt to dodge federal court jurisdiction (see Addison Automatics, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., case no. 13-2729). Addison had previously brought and settled a class action against Domino Plastics Co. (Domino) over … Continue Reading