Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

Class actions, FRCP 23

St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States

The Court of Federal Claims held that residents and businesses in New Orleans' Ninth Ward and the neighboring St. Bernard Parish may file class-action lawsuits against the government for flood damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. A year...

Boler v. Earley

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that stems from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The plaintiffs alleged that the city violated their constitutional rights and...

Adams v. Grefer

The Fifth Circuit held that a mass action lawsuit in Louisiana concerning personal injury and property damages due to alleged contamination exposure may not be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). The...

Smith v. ConocoPhilips Pipe Line Co.

The Eighth Circuit reversed a lower court decision certifying as a class a group of homeowners alleging nuisance claims against an oil company that owns a nearby contaminated site. A pipeline leak was discovered under the site in the...

Ludlow v. BP, P.L.C.

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that investors who bought BP stock soon after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may file a class action against the oil company for alleged misrepresentations regarding the...

Powell v. Tosh

A district court decertified a class of Kentucky residents who filed nuisance claims against a neighboring hog farm. The court previously determined that commonality existed because the residents had all asserted that the farmer's...

Gates v. Rohm & Haas Co.

The Third Circuit affirmed a lower court decision refusing to certify residents' class action for medical monitoring and property damage in a suit against chemical companies for allegedly dumping a carcinogen at an industrial complex...

Department of Fish & Game v. Superior Court of Plumas County

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision certifying residents' class action lawsuit against the state wildlife agency in connection with efforts to eradicate an invasive species of fish, the northern pike, from a...

Mays v. Tennessee Valley Authority

A district court recommended that individuals' request for class certification in a case against TVA for a coal ash spill in Tennessee be denied. On December 22, 2008, one of the coal ash containment dikes at the TVA's Swan Pond...

Bright v. United States

The Federal Circuit held that landowners seeking compensation for the alleged taking of their respective reversionary property interests under the National Trail Systems Act were permitted to opt in to a class action lawsuit against the...