Class Action Lawsuit Defense

Class Action Lawsuit Defense

Class Action Defense News, Developments and Commentary

Tag Archives: Disparate impact

Sixth Circuit Further Defines Requirements of Commonality Under Dukes; Distinguishes Seventh Circuit Case Relaxing Those Requirements

Posted in Class Certification, Commonality, Issue Certification, Rule 23 Requirements
Co-author: Elizabeth Braverman In a recent case, Miller v. Countrywide Bank (In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Mortgage Lending Practices Litigation), — F.3d —, No. 12-5250, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 924 (6th Cir. Jan. 15, 2013), the Sixth Circuit provided more guidance on the requirements of commonality where plaintiffs allege discrimination resulted from a companywide delegation of … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Upholds Lower Court Decision Denying Class Certification in Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Case

Posted in Class Certification
Contrary to the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in McReynolds, in which the Court allowed issue certification in the wake of Wal-Mart, in Puffer v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 11-1273 (March 27, 2012), the Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying certification for female employees who claimed that the Allstate Insurance Company’s (“Allstate”) compensation policies … Continue Reading