29 Cited authorities

  1. Amchem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor

    521 U.S. 591 (1997)   Cited 6,097 times   68 Legal Analyses
    Holding that courts are "bound to enforce" Rule 23's certification requirements, even where it means decertifying a class after they had reached a settlement agreement and submitted it to the court for approval
  2. Mullane v. Central Hanover Tr. Co.

    339 U.S. 306 (1950)   Cited 9,419 times   17 Legal Analyses
    Holding that due process requires a hearing "appropriate to the nature of the case"
  3. In re Gen. Motors Corp. Pick-Up Truck Fuel Tank

    55 F.3d 768 (3d Cir. 1995)   Cited 998 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that nothing in Rule 23 "can be read to authorize separate, liberalized criteria for settlement classes"
  4. Smilow v. Sw. Bell Mobile Sys. Inc.

    323 F.3d 32 (1st Cir. 2003)   Cited 320 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding common issues of law and fact predominate where "case turns on interpretation of form contract, executed by all class members and defendant"
  5. Guckenberger v. Boston University

    957 F. Supp. 306 (D. Mass. 1997)   Cited 159 times
    Holding that a college president “operated” the institution where the president helped to develop discriminatory policies
  6. Harris v. Palm Springs Alpine Estates, Inc.

    329 F.2d 909 (9th Cir. 1964)   Cited 335 times
    In Harris v. Palm Springs Alpine Estates, Inc., 329 F.2d 909, which is the Smith case referred to in counsel's affidavit, we reversed this dismissal.
  7. McCuin v. Secretary of Health Human Services

    817 F.2d 161 (1st Cir. 1987)   Cited 108 times
    Finding federal question jurisdiction under Part A
  8. In re Prudential Securities Inc. Ltd. Partnerships Litigation

    163 F.R.D. 200 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)   Cited 69 times
    Granting class certification
  9. In re Lupron Marketing Sales Practices Litig

    228 F.R.D. 75 (D. Mass. 2005)   Cited 49 times
    Holding that attorney's fees shall not exceed 30% of the settlement fund
  10. Duhaime v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co.

    177 F.R.D. 54 (D. Mass. 1997)   Cited 61 times
    Approving settlement of insurance sales practices Class action where "attorneys' fees were negotiated after and separate from the proposed settlement"
  11. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 272,120 times   788 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  12. Rule 23 - Class Actions

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 23   Cited 28,535 times   1151 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, to certify a class, the court must find that "questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members"
  13. Rule 30 - Depositions by Oral Examination

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 30   Cited 12,437 times   101 Legal Analyses
    Upholding a district court's decision not to consider the plaintiff's deposition errata sheets in opposition to a motion for summary judgment when they were untimely
  14. Section 78u-4 - Private securities litigation

    15 U.S.C. § 78u-4   Cited 6,379 times   42 Legal Analyses
    Granting courts authority to permit discovery if necessary "to preserve evidence or to prevent undue prejudice to" a party