Law360 Publishes Akin Gump Article on Noteworthy Class Action Developments from 2017

Neal Marder, a litigation partner at Akin Gump, along with associates Andrew Jick, Erica Abshez Moran and Zak Franklin have written the article “The Most Noteworthy Class Action Developments Of 2017,” which has been published by Law360. The article highlights the year’s most noteworthy developments in class action litigation.

The authors begin by discussing the issue of standing, following last year’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, which held “that a plaintiff asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act was required to allege a particularized and concrete injury in order to satisfy the Article III standing requirement.” They note that courts are “increasingly grappling with the impact of Spokeo at the class certification stage.”

The article then details other developments from the past year, including a Supreme Court decision establishing “limitations on personal jurisdiction over nonresident plaintiffs in a mass action” and another decision, which held that, “prior to certification of a class, an unaccepted offer of judgment in full satisfaction of the named plaintiff’s claims does not moot the case.”

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