Today and June 25 are the days when the Supreme Court will release its biggest decisions of the year. The Obamacare and Arizona immigration law decisions are obviously much in the news, but Point of Law readers will also be interested in First American Federal v. Edwards, a decision about the ability of Congress to create federal causes of action in the absence of injury to the plaintiff. Such "harm-less" class actions are the source of many of the most lawyer-friendly class actions and settlements, because the attorneys can bring expensive suits against deep pockets and then justify settlements that benefit no consumers at all by pointing out that their clients weren't suffering any injury in the first place. I'm quoted in a Chris Rizo story on the subject.
- Anti-Shareholder Class Actions
- On the Supreme Court cert docket (II): Limelight v. Akamai
- On the Supreme Court cert docket: Glazer and Butler
- The Bond That Ties: A Case-Study in Federalism
- The Unconscionability of California's "Amendable" Arbitration Agreements
- TLI Update: Supreme Court To Hear Patent Troll Cases
- Businessweek on class actions
- In the Matter of McCutcheon: The Merits of Campaign-Finance "Aggregation"
- Two podcasts
- No, Virginia, the employment class action is not dead
- "A Facebook Deal That Needs Unfriending"
- The cy pres morass and In re BankAmerica Corp. Securities Litigation
- Dennis v. Kellogg on remand
- CEI, Cato, and PLF weigh in on Mount Holly
- Marek v. Lane & Dry Max Pampers in today's NY Times