May 11, 2017

National class action gets relief for student borrowers from Navient’s collection calls

For years, Michael Shahbazi’s phone has often rung numerous times a day with calls from the nation’s largest educational loan servicing company, Navient, pressing him for payments on his student loan. In 2011, Mr. Shahbazi filed for bankruptcy, and yet still the calls continued. Navient has also called his…

June 27, 2016

Six questions regarding Brexit

Brexit: What now? Citizens of the United Kingdom shocked the world last Thursday when they voted to leave the European Union. Overnight, global markets tanked, London lost its place as the financial gateway to the EU, and international trade treaties were thrown into doubt. Now, legal and financial experts all…

April 15, 2016

SCOTUS on Tyson Foods: A sea change in class action litigation, or much ado about nothing?

Case: Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, No. 14-1146, 2016 WL 1092414 (U.S. Mar. 22, 2016) The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to place further limits on representative evidence admissible in class action cases or to address the issue of whether class action plaintiffs must demonstrate that uninjured class members will not receive…

February 23, 2016

Attorney Tad Bartlett provides legal perspective to The Louisiana Record

From The Louisiana Record: A white paper by Emory University Law Professor Joanna M. Shepherd examines the costs and consequences of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (LUTPA), but not everyone agrees with her assessment. The 26-page report published by Shepherd and the American Tort Reform Foundation,…