Chief Justice launches report on litigation funding and class actions01/31/2020 | Irish Legal News
Kirby McInerney Partner Meghan Summers recently presented a report before the Chief Justice of Ireland. The report, which Ms. Summers co-authored, focuses on how class actions could be implemented in Ireland.
Courts of Appeal Clarify: Class Representatives from Every State Are Not Necessarily Required in Multistate Class Actions01/08/2020
A new consensus is emerging at the appellate level. The First, Seventh, and now the Second Circuit Courts of Appeal have issued decisions clarifying that proposed class representatives need only have standing to assert their own state law claims, not those of absent class members.
Class-action lawsuit seeks damages for county ‘discriminatory conduct’ in tax assesment02/20/2019 | The Island Now
Three Nassau residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the county on behalf of non-white property owners who they contend were forced to bear the property tax burden of wealthier, white communities due to county policies beginning in 2010. Kirby McInerney represents the plaintiffs.
Force-Placed Suit Against GMAC May Proceed, Judge Rules10/01/2013 | AmericanBanker.com
A lawsuit that accused GMAC Mortgage of taking kickbacks and overcharging homeowners on force-placed insurance policies has survived a motion to dismiss. GMAC’s mortgage unit will have to face a class action brought by homeowners whose properties it serviced, a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York ruled Monday.
GMAC Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Gets Judge’s OK09/30/2013 | Law360
A New York federal judge on Monday upheld a racketeering class action targeting kickbacks Balboa Insurance Co. allegedly paid to GMAC Mortgage LLC for force-placing hazard insurance policies, saying the lender may have gouged borrowers when demanding reimbursement for coverage.