The Geography of Class LitigationBy James E. PfanderMarch 2006Column, Page 148The federal and state high courts have shown a sophisticated understanding of the territorial reach of regulatory power.
A big win for Big TobaccoBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2006Lawpulse, Page 62The Illinois Supreme Court barred plaintiffs' class action claim and overturned a $10-plus billion award against Philip Morris. But experts doubt the case will have much precedential power outside Illinois.
Victory for State Farm in class-action appealBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2005Lawpulse, Page 498The supreme court decertified a Madison-County-based nationwide class action case against State Farm for installing after-market replacement parts in damaged vehicles.
Class Actions in ArbitrationBy Thomas J. CunninghamOctober 2004Article, Page 532Are provisions in arbitration agreements that expressly prohibit class arbitration enforceable in Illinois? A look at recent developments.
Changing the Nature of Illinois Class ActionsBy Kathleen R. Richards and Jeffrey L. DunnMay 2003Article, Page 230Amended Supreme Court Rule 306 allows discretionary appeals of interlocutory orders granting or denying class certification. Here's the defense lawyer's take on the change.
How Great Will the Impact Really Be?By Judy L. CatesMay 2003Article, Page 231Amended Supreme Court Rule 306 allows discretionary appeals of interlocutory orders granting or denying class certification. Here's the plaintiff's lawyer's take on the change.
Clash over class actionsBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2002Lawpulse, Page 578Madison County is at the center of a dispute over class-action filings.