Amanda Bronstad

In Trump U Case, an Attack on the Lawyer Who Wants to Hold Up $25M Deal

Amanda Bronstad

Plaintiffs lawyers are taking aim at a New York attorney who filed an objection to the settlement and urging his client not to jeopardize the recovery of thousands of fellow class members.

Lawyers Sound Off on First-in-a-Decade Class Action Changes

Amanda Bronstad

Here's what plaintiffs lawyers, public interest groups, class action critics and claim administrators have to say about proposed amendments that would crack down on serial objectors and promote modern means of communicating with class members.

Supreme Court Weighing Microsoft Case Over Class Certification Appeals

Amanda Bronstad

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grilled lawyers in a high-profile class action about a controversial procedural tool that allows plaintiffs to appeal a class certification order by dismissing their own case.

This Factor Is Drawing Increasing Scrutiny in Class Action Settlements

Amanda Bronstad

The claims rate, or percentage of class members filing actual claims, can often run under 1 percent. That's getting more attention from judges, Congress and the FTC.

Class Action Objector Turns Lead Plaintiff in Suit Over Robocall

Amanda Bronstad

Ted Frank, the founder of the Center for Class Action Fairness, makes a living objecting to class action settlements. But this one telemarketing call really got under his skin.

Chamber Cheers and Advocates Fret as House Passes Sweeping Class Action Reform

Amanda Bronstad

Proponents of the measure bashed plaintiffs lawyers and said the bill would help stamp out frivolous suits. Opponents, calling the bill a "corporate handout," lament that it will hamper legitimate cases.

J&J Wins Jury Trial, Ends String of Losses in Talc Cases

Amanda Bronstad

New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson scored a defense win on Friday as a jury in Missouri found its baby powder did not cause a Tennessee woman's ovarian cancer.

How Two Big-Name Plaintiffs Lawyers Became Rivals Over NCAA Concussion Cases

Amanda Bronstad

Jay Edelson, the charismatic founder of Chicago's Edelson PC, and Steve Berman, co-founder of Seattle-based plaintiffs powerhouse Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, saw different paths for the litigation—and different price tags for settlement.

Neil Gorsuch 'Piercingly Textual' and Often Pro-Defense on Class Actions and Arbitration

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Antonin Scalia led a revolution in class actions and arbitration. Will Trump's nominee pick up the mantle?

Q&A: Why Class Action Reform Bill Isn't as Bad as It Seems

Amanda Bronstad

The Chicago plaintiffs lawyer argues that the bill, which has been called a "death knell" for class actions, would instead spur unnecessary litigation and increase defense costs.

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