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Court Compels Individual Arbitration of Consumer Class Action

In Larsen v. Citibank FSB, 871 F.3d 1295 (11th Cir. Sept. 26, 2017), the Eleventh Circuit reversed the Southern District of Florida’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration of a consumer debt class action.  The plaintiff, David Johnson, filed a putative class action alleging that Defendant KeyBank had improperly changed the sequence of debit card transactions to maximize overdraft...

Class Certification of Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act Claim Affirmed

On May 17, the Eleventh Circuit decided Carriuolo v. General Motors Co., 2016 WL 2870025 (11th Cir. May 17, 2016), affirming the district court’s partial grant of a motion for class certification. The plaintiffs’ motion in the district court involved four classes relating to four claims, but the district court denied certification of three and only granted class certification of the...

Class Certification Vacated for Lack of Predominance

The Eleventh Circuit handed Electrolux a major victory when it vacated the classes certified in Brown v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., 817 F.3d 1225, a March 21, 2016 opinion authored by Judge William Pryor.  The opinion was not an unqualified victory, however, since the court was unwilling to adopt key arguments made by Electrolux and remanded the case for further class...