Chicago Partner Rusty Perdew, a member of the Firm’s Class Actions Practice Group, provided commentary on the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in China Agritech v. Resh and the implications of barring stacked, or follow-on, class actions cases that are filed after the expiration of a statutory time limit. Perdew said the decision takes a “practical and realistic approach” and gives class defendants an important victory. The Ninth Circuit’s decision, he said, “would have permitted plaintiffs to indefinitely extend statutes of limitations and relitigate class certification by filing successive class actions after class certification was denied.”
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