Before class certification hearings occur in the Southern District of Florida, defendants may not challenge plaintiff's class allegations via Rule 12(f) motions to strike but may challenge plaintiff's standing via motions to dismiss. In Bohlke v. Shearer's Foods, LLC, plaintiff sought to represent a Florida class and alternative nationwide class of purchasers of five flavors of defendant's rice chips. Plaintiff alleged that defendant's "all natural" labels were false ... Keep Reading »
Class Action Standing Articles
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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California recently denied class certification in a case alleging wrongdoing by a loan servicer in connection with the Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”). Plaintiff brought the putative class action after defendant foreclosed on his home, seeking to represent a nationwide class of homeowners who had received permanent modification agreements (“PMAs”) for loan modifications that defendant failed to ... Keep Reading »
In Stephens, two former pilots brought a putative class action lawsuit against their employer airline and their retirement plan, alleging that a delay in paying retirement benefits and failure to pay interest during the delay violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Defendants maintained that the delay was necessary to calculate the amount of benefits where a beneficiary elected to receive a lump sum rather than a monthly annuity. After the ... Keep Reading »
On December 9, 2013, the Southern District of Florida in Renzi v. Demilec (USA) LLC, et al., No. 9:12-cv-80516-KAM, granted Spray Polyurethane Foam “(SPF”) insulation manufacturer Demilec’s motion for partial summary judgment on class representative Renzi's claim for "violation of consumer protection acts." See Renzi (Dkt. 113). Renzi sought relief on behalf of a nationwide class under not only the consumer protection act of Florida, her state of residence, but also ... Keep Reading »