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Why 2016 May Be a Rough Year for Litigation


Rich Meneghello was quoted on on January 3, 2016. The article “Why 2016 May Be a Rough Year for Litigation” discussed how for litigators, 2016 may be less-than-happy, according to big-picture forecasts from legal consultants.

On the labor and employment front, a trifecta of U.S. Supreme Court cases could reshape the class action landscape, said Rich.

He flagged Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, which deals with early procedural means for employers to kill class actions. “The other two—including Spokeo v. Robins—address the height of the bar for plaintiffs to quality for class action status,” he said in an email. “By the end of 2016, the nature of class actions will change. But it remains to be seen whether the picture will be positive or negative for employers.”

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