Class Actions/Aggregate Litigation

As some of us predicted years ago, global litigation continues to expand in both class actions and other forms of collective actions.  Now, there’s a new tool to help litigations better assess global possibilities. The tool is described as follows in a November 22, 2017 post at Global Legal Post:

“Baker McKenzie has launched

Excluding Justices Thomas and Alito,  SCOTUS this week not surprisingly concluded that statistical proof can be used in class actions to prove up damages in at least some cases, even if there are some differences between class members. As presented by SCOTUSblog, the issues in Tyson were:

“Issue: (1) Whether differences among individual class

The headline is the view presented in an October 31, 2014 post by Paul Karlsgodt at the ClassActionBlawg.com. The point he makes in general is that defendants seldom like discrete issue class actions, but the discrete issue class action cases are making a come back after they fell out of favor in the mid 1990s,

Transparency as to class action damages is starting to move forward with respect to the NFL concussion litigation.  As previously noted, Judge Brody ordered counsel for the class and the NFL to put on the public record the actuarial data behind settlement proposals and negotiations.  The documents are available online at Paul Anderson’s NFLconcussionlitigation.com, in

In the NFL concussion litigation, the federal judge overseeing the case has now ordered release of supporting financial calculations for the preliminarily approved class action settlement. The order follows motions for access by players and media.

Contrast that disclosure order against the approach in asbestos litigation. Asbestos bankruptcies are de facto class action proceedings. Nonetheless,