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Class Action Rule Changes Are (Likely) Coming to Federal Courts

Class Action Rule Changes Are (Likely) Coming to Federal Courts

In August of this year, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure released a preliminary draft of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Perhaps the most notable of the proposed amendments are those relating to Rule 23, which governs class actions. Rule 23 has been substantively amended four times […]

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Jason Powell on Class Action Suit against Philadelphia Police

Jason Powell on Class Action Suit against Philadelphia Police

Jason E. Powell of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC featured in CBS Philly’s report on the class action suit against the City of Philadelphia for Philadelphia Police Department’s improper issuing of speeding tickets. Jason’s interview in CBS Philly’s coverage can be found here. To read about the details of the class action case, please see our article or […]

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Accountants Have No Duty of Care Toward Third-Party Investors, or Do They?

Accountants Have No Duty of Care Toward Third-Party Investors, or Do They?

In 2001, Anderson was one of the “Big Five” public accounting firms. Founded by Arthur Anderson, whose motto was “think straight, talk straight.” The Anderson firm was one of the most respected accounting firms in the world. A year later, Anderson was found guilty of obstructing justice for destroying Enron’s financial documents. Anderson shut its […]

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Class action lawsuit filed against City of Philadelphia for improperly-issued speeding citations

Class action lawsuit filed against City of Philadelphia for improperly-issued speeding citations

On October 4, 2016, plaintiffs Dominick Owens, Rachael Bell, and Mark Zych (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed a class action complaint against the City of Philadelphia in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, in Owens, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, No. 161000388.  The complaint alleges that the Philadelphia Police Department (“PPD”) has been issuing speeding […]

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