Class Actions

Anti-Injunction Decision Hamstrings Ability to Settle Federal Class Actions

3/31/2015 | Article

Class Action Newsletter - March 2015

By Steven P. Benenson & John T. Chester

The Seventh Circuit recently decided a case with significant implications for class-action settlements. In Adkins v. Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 864931 (7th Cir. Mar. 2, 2015), a case involving allegedly unsafe dog treats, the Court of Appeals reversed a district court's order tentatively approving a nationwide class-action settlement pending a fairness hearing, and enjoining class members from prosecuting related litigations.

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