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Fifth Circuit seeks input on proposed rule change

The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is accepting comments about a proposed amendment to Circuit Rule 32.4 concerning extra-length briefs. After receiving public comments following recent amendments to the Federal Rules for Appellate Procedure involving word-count limits, the court decided not to opt out but to propose an amendment to Rule … Continue Reading

No class certification about alleged pyramid scheme

The plaintiffs in Torres v. S.G.E. Management, No. 14-20128 (Oct. 16, 2015), alleged that they were victims of an alleged pyramid scheme about a multi-level marketing program to sell electricity. The district court certified a class, acknowledging that the plaintiffs could not show a common misrepresentation, but concluding that they could show a common failure to disclose … Continue Reading
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