Fifth Circuit Decision on CGL Coverage for Defective Construction Causing a Fire

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an opinion in Gonzalez v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co.[1] which addresses three issues significant to insurance coverage for defective…

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Elliotte Quinn

Federal Court Orders Sanctions in Class Action for Defendants’ Communications with Potential Class Members

In the recent decision in Mullen v. GLV, Inc.,[1] a federal court in Illinois certified a class action against a youth volleyball training business and its owners.  The certified class…

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North Carolina Court of Appeals Issues Decision that a Townhome Owners Association Could Not Pursue Construction Defect Claims

A recent decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Shearon Farms Townhome Owners Association II, Inc. v. Shearon Farms Development, LLC, addresses who has the authority to bring construction…

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Irony of Ironies: Corporations Seeking to Avoid their Own Arbitration Agreements when Faced with Mass Arbitration Filings

In what must be the irony of all ironies in the class action and arbitration world, the New York Times reports companies requiring their customers to pursue claims in arbitration…

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Elliotte Quinn

An Arbitration Fantasy in the World of Fantasy Sports: Plaintiffs Compelled to Arbitrate with Defendants They Did Not Enter into Arbitration Agreements With

An addendum to the old adage that “bad facts make bad law” may be in order, with the addendum to be: “the sheer size and manageability difficulties of complex class…

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Arbitration Is One Thing That Isn’t Bigger In Texas

In a decision issued at the end of November in Robinson v. Home Owners Management Enterprises, Inc.,[1] the Texas Supreme Court addressed whether the availability of class arbitration under the…

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