Chassen v. Fidelity Nat’l Financial, Inc., 836 F.3d 291 (3d Cir. 2016).  [Disclosure:  I was an expert witness for plaintiffs in this case, but my Declaration and deposition testimony was not the subject of, or referred to in, this opinion].  This was a putative class action involving allegedly improper charges, ranging from $70 to $350, stemming from the recording of deeds and mortgages.  Though there were arbitration clauses in defendants’

Chavez v. Dole Food Co., 836 F.3d 205 (3d Cir. 2016).  In the classic Charles Dickens book “Bleak House,” the legal case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce ran for so many years that “[i]nnumerable children have been born into the cause; innumerable young people have married into it; innumerable old people have died out of it.”  The saga of Chavez v. Dole Food Co., the latest installment

In re Comcast Corp. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litig., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16135 (3d Cir. Aug. 31, 2016).  It is not often that the Third Circuit summarily reverses a decision in a class action case.  This brief opinion by Judge Krause did just that.

The District Court had rejected a settlement of this class action on the grounds that the proposed class was not ascertainable.  Ascertainability has been a bugaboo in the Thir