In Daily Journal Article, Akin Gump Litigators Provide Look at 9th Circuit’s Biggest Class Action Rulings of 2017

Daily Journal has published “Class action litigation in the 9th Circuit,” an article written by Akin Gump litigation partner Neal Marder and associates Andrew Jick and Josh Rubin. The article highlights several important class action decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and offers some thoughts “on what they might signal about the developments of class action litigation in this circuit and nationwide.”

Marder and Jick first discuss Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, a case in which the court rejected an administrative feasibility requirement for class certification. They then look at a decision in Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., brought on remand from the Supreme Court, in which the appeals court determined that the alleged disclosure of false consumer information was sufficiently “concrete” under the Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision.

Other cases covered in the article include Los Angeles Lakers v. Federal Insurance Co., in which the court held that “an insurer was not required to provide coverage for a lawsuit asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Davidson v. Kimberly-Clark, a false advertising case where the court held that a plaintiff may have standing to see injunctive relief “even though the plaintiff subjectively believes the advertising is false.”

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