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Class Action Litigation Update: Key Developments from Fourth Quarter 2020

January 13, 2021, Covington Alert

There were several notable developments in the fourth quarter of 2020 affecting class actions. The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether a damages class can be certified when a large portion of the class lacks Article III standing. Multiple cases were decided relating to the interpretation and impact of arbitration provisions on class actions and other types of complex litigation. And an increasing number of derivative shareholder lawsuits have arisen relating to anti-discrimination and diversity issues on corporate boards.

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