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Eight Schiff Hardin practice areas earned a National Tier 1 ranking on the 2017 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list

The firm also earned 30 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings across its Ann Arbor, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. offices.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Schiff Ranked as “Law Firm of the Year” in Construction-Litigation and Earns 45 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that the firm has received 45 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Schiff Earns 46 “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2021

Schiff Hardin LLP has received 46 top-tier rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” nationally recognizing the firm’s premier practices.

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A New Hurdle for Defendants in Securities Fraud Class Actions

The Ninth Circuit recently became the first federal circuit court to expressly hold that the public disclosure of an SEC investigation can form the basis of a viable loss causation theory, if the defendant also made a subsequent corrective disclosure.

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CFPB Proposes Rules Banning Use of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new rules that would largely ban the use of “no class action” arbitration provisions in consumer financial products and services agreements. 81 Fed. Reg. 32,830-01 (May 24, 2016).

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Fourth Circuit: Classwide Arbitration a Question for Courts, Not Arbitrators

The Fourth Circuit has held that the issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration is a gateway question of arbitrability for courts, not arbitrators, to decide, unless the parties “clearly and unmistakably” agreed otherwise.

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Supreme Court Nixes “No Injury” Class Actions in Federal Court

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the violation of a federal statute does not in itself confer Article III standing to sue in federal court, unless that violation results in actual or threatened “concrete injury” to the plaintiff.

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Statistical Sampling Upheld in Class Action

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Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal Tactic

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice.

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Supreme Court: Unaccepted Settlement Offer Doesn’t Moot Class Action

In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a class action defendant’s offer of complete relief to the named plaintiff does not moot the case if the plaintiff does not accept the offer.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Class Plaintiffs’ “Voluntary Dismissal” Tactic

The U.S. Supreme Court has decisively rejected a tactic used by class action plaintiffs to attempt to obtain federal appellate review as of right from orders denying class certification.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Tolling of Limitations Periods in Successive Class Actions

In a decisive victory for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a pending class action tolls the statute of limitations only for putative class members’ individual claims, and not for any “follow-on” class actions they file on their own.

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U.S. Supreme Court Nixes Equitable Tolling for Class Action Appeals

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) provides that a party seeking permission to appeal an order granting or denying class certification must file the petition within 14 days of the district court order.

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