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John G. Papianou is a partner in the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken. John concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on consumer class actions involving claims under state consumer protection statutes. He has counseled and represented numerous clients in consumer class actions across the country.
Jan 22

Supreme Court Says Offers of Individual Settlement or Judgment Don’t Moot Class Actions

It turns out you can’t get rid of a putative class action by offering complete individual relief to a named plaintiff. In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 2016 WL 228345 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2016), the Supreme Court took up the question whether “an unaccepted offer to… Read More

Jan 21

Microsoft Wins Supreme Court Review of Class Certification Appeal Issue

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Microsoft’s petition for a writ of certiorari and agreed to decide whether class action plaintiffs can dismiss their individual cases with prejudice after class certification is denied and nonetheless appeal the class certification ruling without first going to… Read More

Apr 08

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Notice of Removal Under Class Action Fairness Act Must Include Evidence

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) must include evidence supporting federal jurisdiction rather than only a “short and plain statement of the grounds for removal.” Dart Cherokee… Read More