Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In these two closely-watched consumer class action decisions, each of which involved claims regarding defendants’ alleged failure to disclose the price of drinks at their restaurants, plaintiffs and defendants each got some comfort from the 5-1 majority opinion authored by Justice Patterson.  In Dugan, where (as discussed

City Select Auto Sales, Inc. v. BMW Bank of North America Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Judge Scirica, who wrote the Hayes and Carrera opinions that form the backbone of the Third Circuit’s ascertainability doctri

In re Lipitor Antitrust Litig., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  It is evident that an appeal is a big one when, as here, the caption and counsel list consume the first seventeen pages of the Third Circuit’s opinion.  In this case, Chief Judge Smith wrote a 106-page opinion (including the caption and counsel list) that reversed the District Court’s dismissal of these consolidated pharmaceutical patent antitrust class action matters, which involved the drugs Lipitor and