Three Tips to Get a Multi-State Consumer Class Certified in California’s Federal Courts

Next time you’re presented with a potential multi-state case, consider using one or more of these strategies. By Jonathan Udell | ABA Many people think a class including consumers from multiple states all pursuing claims under California’s consumer-protection laws is not certifiable followingMazza v. American Honda Motor Company, 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012). But that may not be true. …

Kathryn Honecker, Rose Law Group Chair of Class Action Department, co-authors chapter of upcoming ABA “Class Action Strategy & Practice Guide,” to which Rose Law Group Associates Clark Wu and Jonathan Udell also contributed

Kathryn Honecker, chair of Rose Law Group Class Action Department, co-authored the “Class Action and Discovery” chapter in the coming Class Action Strategy & Practice Guide from the American Bar Association (ABA), along with associates Jonathan Udell and Clark Wu.

Long-rumored schools blacklist in Tucson revealed; Kathryn Honecker, Rose Law Group Chair of the Class Action Department, says victims deserve compensation

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Daily Star Hundreds of former employees of Tucson’s largest school district were blacklisted from ever being employed in the district again — wrongfully, secretly and seemingly illegally — despite never having any serious disciplinary issues on their records. Instead, Tucson Unified School District officials say the former employees were put on the blacklist because of …

Judge says loan scheme targeting concussed NFL players had interest rates as high as 50%; an ‘unfortunate’ situation, says Kathryn Honceker, chair of the Class Action Department

She voids repayment obligations By Ken Belson | The New York Times United States District Court Judge Anita Brody voided questionable loans to former N.F.L. players whose cognitive impairment may have inhibited their ability to understand the terms. Credit U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, via Associated Press. A group of former pro football players with cognitive impairment who took out …

University of Missouri Law School Guide to Class Action includes Rose Law Group Class Action Chair, Kathryn Honecker

Rose Law Group’s Class Action Chair, Kathryn Honecker, has been referenced in the University of Missouri Law School Guide to Class Action. Here’s an excerpt from the guide: “In order for an action to be brought under FRCP 23, the requirements of Rule 23(a) must be met. These requirements are generally summarized in four key words: numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy. Numerosity.   Numerosity requires …

Rose Law Group’s Jonathan Udell on ABA’s ‘Sound Advice’ podcast

ABA: Jonathan Udell discusses when plaintiffs in class actions can bring claims involving products that they did not purchase. In general, some courts examine the similarities between the product that the plaintiff purchased and the other products at issue, while other courts consider if the claims will be resolved identically. LISTEN HERE: