D.C. Circuit Avoids Decisive Ruling on Personal Jurisdiction in Class ActionsWe have repeatedly mentioned the long-awaited decision in Molock v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. from the District of Columbia Circuit. While we hoped this opinion would finally provide some circuit-level clarity about how the Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Squibb decision applies in the class action context, the court instead largely dodged this issue. There are

“Any” Doesn’t Mean “All”: In Home Depot, SCOTUS Says “Any Defendant” Doesn’t Include Third-party Defendants Facing Class ClaimsTo the surprise of many observers (including us), the Supreme Court held last week in Home Depot USA Inc. v. George Jackson that a third-party defendant could not remove class action claims – under either the general removal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), or the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), 28 U.S.C. §

In a 5-4 split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court appears to have reworked a longstanding precedent that has been a foundation of antitrust litigation for more than 40 years—the “direct SCOTUS Blows Down Apple’s House Made of Illinois Brickpurchaser” rule of Illinois Brick, which generally forecloses “downstream” purchasers from suing for alleged violations of the Sherman Act. Apple Inc. v. Pepper addressed