Background

In March, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under the American Pipe rule, to satisfy the three-year time limitation in § 13 of the Securities Act with respect to the claims of putative class members.  Now, the Court is beginning to consider the merits. 

As you may recall, on May 22, 2013, we reported on the Eighth Circuit’s opinion in Nack v. Walburg, Case No. 11-1460 (8th Cir. May 21, 2012), an opinion in which the court raised the specter of constitutionality issues in TCPA class actions.  However, the Eighth Circuit ultimately did not decide those key issues,

On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court rewrote the test for general personal jurisdiction, holding that a defendant is subject to such jurisdiction only in the states where it is incorporated or has its principal place of business.  Daimler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965, 2014 WL 113486 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014),

On June 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc., which will address whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601, et seq. (FHA)

Background Facts and Lower Court History

Mount Holly involves a