class action litigation

By Andrew Perellis and Ilana Morady

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4567 (U.S. 2011), continues to have ramifications beyond labor and employment cases. In order for a plaintiff to proceed with a class action, the representative class must share common issues of causation or liability, known as the cohesiveness element of

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By William Dugan and Jennifer Riley

In one of the first court opinions applying Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4567 (U.S. 2011), a Michigan state court ruled in Henry v. Dow Chemical Co., Case No. 03-47775 (Saginaw County, Mich.), that plaintiffs could not certify a class of property owners accusing Dow Chemical of negligently releasing

Continue Reading Michigan State Court Issues One Of The First Opinions Applying Dukes In A Non-Employment Class Action Setting