Last week, the US Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance Co. In a 5-4 decision that involved multiple opinions, the Court held that a class action could go forward in federal court under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure despite the fact that the state statute on which the claims were based expressly precludes class actions.

Please join us for a 30-minute teleconference as partners John Nadolenco and Archis Parasharami analyze the Court's decision in Shady Grove. In particular, John and Archis will discuss the decision's potential impact on class action litigation in federal court and on a variety of state laws involving statutory damages provisions or limitations on class actions. They will also provide thoughts on how businesses should approach defending against class-action lawsuits in light of Shady Grove.

John Nadolenco
Archis A. Parasharami

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