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June 5, 2018

In the News Today – June 5, 2018

Defense Lawyers Say SCOTUS Will Soon Need to Review Jurisdiction Rules for Class Actions: At a panel hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, defense attorneys said the U.S. Supreme Court will soon need to look at jurisdiction requirements in class actions after the Bristol-Myers Squibb decision. Archis Parasharami of Mayer Brown said the landmark decision, which tightened jurisdiction rules, should apply to nationwide class actions if the defendant has no connection to the jurisdiction hearing the case. (Reuters)

“Climate Change Lawsuit Sets Dangerous Precedent”: An assistant professor at the State University of New York in Syracuse, N.Y. said lawsuits filed by cities and counties against major energy companies over the impacts of climate change “risk unleashing a torrent of lawsuits.” He said using “the blunt hammer of the courts to fill a perceived vacuum in federal policy” can “threate[n] far more than just” these companies. (Real Clear Energy)

 

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