Tagged: knowles v. standard fire

Miller County Lawyers Want Standard Fire Suit Back in Texarkana

by Mark Friedman 6/3/2013 12:00 am

A loss at the U.S. Supreme Court in March isn't stopping plaintiffs' attorneys from fighting to return a potential class-action lawsuit to the friendly confines of Miller County Circuit Court.

Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The high court agreed with dozens of other corporations that have complained that Miller County Circuit Court is a legal backwater where friendly elected judges help prolific local class-action attorneys exploit a loophole in federal law to force giant settlements in cases whose legal merits are never even considered.

High Court Considered Congressional Intent in Class-action Decision

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Knowles v. Standard Fire rested on what Congress intended to do when it enacted class-action reforms eight years ago, according to Georgene Vairo, a law professor at Loyola Law School at Los Angeles who wrote a book on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Arkansas AG Dustin McDaniel Supported Plaintiffs' Attorneys in U.S. Supreme Court Case

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was one of the few state AGs who supported the plaintiffs' attorneys who used a perceived loophole in federal law to keep potential class-action lawsuits in state courts.