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

Kelly v. Maxum Specialty Ins. Group, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Judge Chagares began one of the early paragraphs of today’s opinion for the Third Circuit in this Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §2201-2202 (“DJA”), case this way:

“Whether a state action parallels a federal action– in which case a district court has significant discretion under the DJA to decline a lawsuit seeking only declaratory relief– is a questio