Class Action & Mass Torts

QUESTION:   WILL THE DEADLINES SET BY THE SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2019 ACTUALLY SPEED UP SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES? ANSWER:    SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATIONS WILL ONLY BE FASTER IF THE DEADLINES ARE ENFORCED. Other than sunrise and sunset, few deadlines are self-enforcing!The mandatory expedited deadlines in the Small Business Reorganization Act won’t speed up cases unless judges enforce them.  If the Standing Trustees and the creditors actively urge courts to enforce the rules, there is a…
Last Thursday, the Seventh Circuit issued its fourth opinion in two years addressing Article III standing in the context of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The court handed the plaintiff in Thornley v. Clearview AI, Inc. a “win,” concluding she lacked Article III standing to pursue her BIPA claims in federal court and, therefore, affirming the district court’s decision to grant her motion to remand the case back to state court. Given the recurring…
Similar Gilenya Drug Label Changes Were Made in Europe and UK During Past Few Months   (Posted by Tom Lamb at Drug Injury Watch)   On January 18, 2021 Health Canada posted a Gilenya drug safety alert about patients developing Gilenya-associated liver injury, including acute liver failure requiring liver transplant. In the final two months of 2020 we saw similar Gilenya liver risk warnings announced by drug regulators in Europe and the United Kingdom…