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January 21, 2016

Warren Burns Discusses Supreme Court Class Action Ruling with Law360

Lawyers Weigh In On High Court’s Class Action Ruling

“Today, six Supreme Court justices did the right thing, preserving class actions for at least another battle on another day. The majority held that a defendant cannot wipe the slate clean by buying off an individual class representative, offering a pittance to settle an individual claim and extinguish uncertified class claims. The dissent resonates with Mephistophelian common sense, dumbfounded by how federal courts could exercise jurisdiction when a defendant had offered to pay in full. But we know the stakes, and it is doubtful that the wing of the court committed to gutting Rule 23 has had its final say.”

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