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91 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2016 Illinois, Michigan Leading Lawyers Network

The list is comprised of those attorneys who are most recommended as top lawyers among their peers.

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99 Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named to 2017 Leading Lawyers List

Ninety-nine Schiff Hardin lawyers have been named to the 2017 Leading Lawyers list for Illinois and Michigan.

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95 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2018 Leading Lawyers Lists

Ninety-six Schiff Hardin lawyers have been named to the 2018 Leading Lawyers lists for Illinois and Michigan.

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2019 Leading Lawyers Lists Recognize 95 Schiff Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 95 attorneys named to the 2019 Leading Lawyers list.

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CFPB Proposes Rules Banning Use of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new rules that would largely ban the use of “no class action” arbitration provisions in consumer financial products and services agreements. 81 Fed. Reg. 32,830-01 (May 24, 2016).

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Fourth Circuit: Classwide Arbitration a Question for Courts, Not Arbitrators

The Fourth Circuit has held that the issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration is a gateway question of arbitrability for courts, not arbitrators, to decide, unless the parties “clearly and unmistakably” agreed otherwise.


Supreme Court Nixes “No Injury” Class Actions in Federal Court

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the violation of a federal statute does not in itself confer Article III standing to sue in federal court, unless that violation results in actual or threatened “concrete injury” to the plaintiff.

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Statistical Sampling Upheld in Class Action

Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape


Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal Tactic

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice.


Supreme Court: Unaccepted Settlement Offer Doesn’t Moot Class Action

In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a class action defendant’s offer of complete relief to the named plaintiff does not moot the case if the plaintiff does not accept the offer.


U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Class Plaintiffs’ “Voluntary Dismissal” Tactic

The U.S. Supreme Court has decisively rejected a tactic used by class action plaintiffs to attempt to obtain federal appellate review as of right from orders denying class certification.


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Time Limit for Extension of Notice of Appeal Not Jurisdictional

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the time limit set by Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(c) for extensions to file notices of appeal is not jurisdictional.


U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Tolling of Limitations Periods in Successive Class Actions

In a decisive victory for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a pending class action tolls the statute of limitations only for putative class members’ individual claims, and not for any “follow-on” class actions they file on their own.


Updates in Employment Arbitration Agreements

Recent rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court have changed legal interpretations of employer-employee arbitration agreements. Read more about our coverage and how these rulings these agreements going forward.


U.S. Supreme Court Nixes Equitable Tolling for Class Action Appeals

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) provides that a party seeking permission to appeal an order granting or denying class certification must file the petition within 14 days of the district court order.