Bloomberg Law
April 30, 2018, 8:44 PM

Privacy Cases Show SCOTUS’s Renewed Interest in Class Actions

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper

The next U.S. Supreme Court term could be a big one for class action practitioners after the court granted two privacy class cases April 30.

The court hasn’t shown the appetite for limiting the class action device that it had before Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

But these grants “may signal the Court’s renewed interest in class actions,” Rhonda Wasserman, professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, told Bloomberg Law.

They also may show “Justice Neil Gorsuch’s desire to weigh in on such important questions as cy pres distributions, class arbitration, and class action waivers,” she said. Wasserman’s ...

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