We are pleased to share with you the BakerHostetler 2015 Year-End Review of Class Actions, which offers a summary of some of the key developments in class action litigation during the past year. Class action litigation rose to the forefront of the Supreme Court’s docket in 2015 and promises to remain there in 2016 as class action doctrine continues to evolve in federal and state courts.
We hope you find this Review a useful tool as you move forward into the new year. This comprehensive analysis of last year’s developments in class action procedure and jurisdiction, as well as developments by subject matter, ideally will provide context and insight as you look ahead to 2016’s expected trends in class action law, including the effect that Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent death may have in areas where the Supreme Court was poised to issue noteworthy opinions.
The Review is a joint project of our Class Action Defense, Antitrust and Competition, Privacy and Data Protection, Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Appellate and Major Motions, and Employment Class Actions practice teams and is the fruit of collaborative efforts of numerous attorneys from across the firm.
For updates throughout the year, please be sure to visit the blogs sponsored by each of these practice teams: Class Action Lawsuit Defense, Antitrust Advocate, Data Privacy Monitor, and Employment Class Action Blog.
The Review is edited by Sam Camardo and Dustin M. Dow. Contributing writers are Carrie A. Valdez, Mark Norris, Erin Bolan Hines, Bonnie L. Keane, Keesha N. Warmsby, Rand L. McClellan, Andrew E. Samuels, William DeVinney and Robert J. Tucker.
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