Supreme Court class actions News

Supreme Court Sidelines Class Action Alleging Injury from Inaccurate Internet Information

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to Spokeo Inc. over the online people-search company’s bid to avoid a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database. The court, in a 6-2 decision, threw out …

U.S. Consumer Rules Would End Mandatory Arbitration Clauses That Limit Class Actions

A U.S. consumer watchdog on Thursday proposed new rules to block credit card companies, banks and other companies from forcing customers to waive their rights to join class action lawsuits and only settle disputes through arbitration. The Consumer Financial Protection …

Supreme Court Quashes Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Bids to Upend Class Action Judgments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s bid to throw out a more than $150 million class action judgment over the retailers’ treatment of workers in Pennsylvania. The justices declined to hear a Wal-Mart appeal, leaving intact …

The Effect of Justice Scalia’s Death on Supreme Court Class Action Rulings

Dow Chemical Co.’s agreement to pay $835 million to settle a price-fixing dispute provides evidence that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is a blow to businesses that have had success recently in challenging class action cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. …

Supreme Court Rules Monetary Offer Doesn’t End Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against advertising firm Campbell-Ewald in a class action case, saying the lawsuit can proceed over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. …

Supreme Court to Hear Spokeo ‘Non-Injury’ Class Action Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether to nip in the bud a class action lawsuit against online search service Spokeo Inc. in a case closely watched by Silicon Valley companies that face similar claims. If the court …

Supreme Court Weighs When an Offer Ends Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared closely divided as it weighed a class action case in which advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co. is attempting to fend off a lawsuit over claims that it violated a federal consumer law by sending …

Supreme Court Term Could Be Big for Business

Big business is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to curb class action litigation in a series of cases that dominate the nine justices’ business docket in the coming months. The court returns for its new term on Monday with three …

Supreme Court Justices Tackle Rules for Class Actions

U.S. Supreme Court justices sought a middle ground to preserve class-action shareholder lawsuits as they heard a case testing the legal rules that have fostered thousands of cases over the past quarter century. Hearing arguments yesterday in Washington, the justices …

Halliburton Supreme Court Case Could Curb Securities Fraud Class Actions

A quarter-century after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the era of class action shareholder litigation, the justices may be poised to shut it down. The court will hear arguments March 5 on a Halliburton Co. appeal targeting the legal doctrine …