The 11th Circuit recently addressed the issue of competing or overlapping class actions, which often create problems for both the plaintiffs’ counsel and the defense. In Medical and Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. v. Oppenheim, the 11th Circuit clarified what duties class counsel owes to class representatives and the correct forum for asserting challenges
Kimberly Ingram focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. She has represented clients as appellants, appellees, and amicus curiae in the Sixth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Kimberly received awards for oral and written advocacy from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was Senior Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and a member of the Vanderbilt Appellate Litigation Clinic.
In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has upheld a controversial tool used by employers to stop class action lawsuits before they start: contractual provisions requiring employees to bring individual arbitration proceedings rather than class actions in court.
In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and its sister cases, the majority of the…