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House Approves Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act

Last night, the House approved the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act by a vote of 220-201.  To review our post last month detailing exactly how this bill would affect class action litigation, click here.  To review the full statement of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the author of the bill regarding its recent approval, click here.  Next, the Act will move to the Senate and be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

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Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager for the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is Co-Leader of the firm's Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses exclusively on the representation of employers at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before administrative judges and agencies.

Ms. Adler-Paindiris has conducted over a dozen trials before juries and judges in state and federal courts. In addition, Ms. Adler has participated in...

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Stephanie L. Goutos is an Associate in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on general employment litigation and class action and complex litigation.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Goutos was the Senior Attorney to the New York State Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education at the Department of Education. Ms. Goutos led negotiations with New York State teacher unions, administrative unions, and district superintendents, as well as provided counsel on a wide variety of education law issues. She has extensive knowledge regarding New York’s Race to the Top initiative, including annual professional performance review (APPR) plan compliance.

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