Opting-Out of Large Securities Class Action Settlements and Antitrust cases can be Profitable

In three cases identified in an analysis of opt-out results in securities class actions, the claimants who pursued individual claims recovered a total of over $1.5 billion.  The cases involved WorldCom, AOL Time Warner and Qwest Communications.  In the study by Cornerstone Research, the authors examined 1,272 class action settlements that occurred from 1996 to 

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District Court Grants Class Certification in CRT Antitrust Indirect Purchaser Class Action

On September 24, 2013, the District Court for the Northern District of California certified the claims of indirect purchasers of Cathode Ray Tubes to proceed as a class action.  More specifically, the court certified 22 separate statewide damage classes under each state’s antitrust/consumer protection laws pursuant to Rule 23(b)(3).  The class is generally defined as 

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Are Cars and Computers Alike in More Ways Than You May Think?

What Cars and Computers Have In Common Cars and computers are becoming more like each other every day.  Vehicles sold today are including larger screens to view more computerized information and are maintained through extensive built in computer systems and even a black box.  Toyota found itself in trouble for unintended acceleration and facing charges 

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