Supreme Court of the United States Decision Permitting Representative and Statistical Evidence to Certify a Class Action Limits Reach of Wal-Mart v. Dukes

In a ruling favorable to class-action plaintiffs, the United States Supreme Court recently held that, in certain circumstances, workers may use averages and other statistical analyses to establish class-wide liability.  In Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, 577 U.S. ___...

California Court of Appeal Finds Dismissal of Claims Under California’s Private Attorneys General Act Immediately Appealable Under the “Death Knell” Doctrine

In order to protect potential class members’ rights, the “death knell” doctrine permits immediate appeal from a court order denying the certification of class claims, yet preserving individual claims.  In Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., 241 Cal. App. 4th 196,...