TCPA Class Actions and the Question of Adequacy - For Counsel and Plaintiff

In Byer Clinic and Chiropractic Ltd. v. Kapraun, 2016 Il App (1st) 143733, a divided panel of the Illinois appellate court considered the class representative adequacy requirement under Illinois law in the context of a TCPA suit.  A TCPA class action was similarly the backdrop for the Seventh Circuit’s consideration of the class counsel adequacy requirement in Creative Monetssori Learning Centers v. Ashford Gear LLC, 662 F.3d 913, 918 (7th Cir. 2011).  Jordan Wilkow analyzes the cases in an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.   

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Intermediate Standard of Review Applied to Deny Conditional Pre-Notice Class Certification Under FLSA

In an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Jordan Wilkow discusses a recent case from the Northern District of Illinois that, for the first time in the Northern District, denied conditional pre-notice class certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act after applying an "intermediate" standard of review.  

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