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- Heartland's Devalued Funds Prompt Third Suit; Two More in the Pipeline. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;11/08/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31013, p7
Reports that the law firm Schiffrin & Barroway filed a class action claim against Heartland Advisors Inc. Lawsuit filed in behalf of shareholders in Heartland's high-yield funds who suffered significant declines in asset value; Other law firms that plan to file class action lawsuits against...
- Losses in Heartland's High-Yield Funds Prompt Suits. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;10/31/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31007, p6
Reports that investors in two Heartland Advisors Inc.'s municipal bond funds have filed a securities violations lawsuit against Heartland in federal court in the United States. Alleged misrepresentation of risk in the portfolio's security holdings and true net asset values; Loss of the...
- Furnace makers target plastic vent pipe failures. Mader, Robert P. // Contractor Magazine;Jun97, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p1
Reports on a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts against several manufacturers of plastic vent pipes by a number of furnace makers. Furnace manufacturers' claims against the manufacturers of these pipes; Charges of the lawsuit.
- Courts Challenged On Approval Of Class Action Suit Certifications Despite Geographic Diversities. // Insurance Advocate;3/31/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 13, p20
Reports on the efforts of Washington Legal Foundation to induce the Oklahoma Supreme Court to limit the certification of class action lawsuits despite geographic diversities. Application of the Michigan Law; Avoidance of the trial judge in unmanageability problem.
- `Sprawling' asbestos class loses certification. Goodman III, William F. // Defense Counsel Journal;Oct97, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p633
Discusses class actions on asbestos litigation under Rule 23. Requisites of Rule 23; Implications of the over-all tone of Justice Ginsburg's opinion; Heightening of the settlements standard.
- Tide turning for medical monitoring class actions? // Defense Counsel Journal;Jan1998, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p154
Discusses a case which demonstrated the unsettled nature of the law governing certification of medical monitoring class actions. Article written by D. Jeffrey Campbell and Anne K. No in the newsletter of the Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation; Details of the `Arch versus American Tobacco...
- An epistemological approach to class certification: A classy understanding of the problems of... Protos, Michael C. // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Fall92, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p1297
Examines issues related to class certification in class action litigation. Common law adjudication and class actions; Theories of interest; Determination of appropriateness of class treatment; Analysis of judicial decisions.
- Attorney investment in class action litigation: The Agent Orange example. Wilson, Paula Batt // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Fall94, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p291
Uses the Agent Orange case to explore the ethical and practical issues involved in financing class action litigation by speculative attorney investment. Traditional prohibitions on the financing of lawsuits by unrelated parties; Traditional methods of calculating attorney fees; Endorsement of...
- FULL FAITH AND CREDIT CLAUSE: A DEFENSE TO NATIONWIDE CLASS ACTION CERTIFICATION? Connell, Michele // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Summer2003, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p1041
Focuses on class action certification in the United States. Need for plaintiffs who do not have large monetary damages to aggregate their claims into one court proceeding; Efficiency of class actions; Certification process; Full faith and credit.