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Class certification denied in public-defender lawsuit

A federal judge has denied class certification in a lawsuit that challenged the adequacy of Missouri’s public-defender system. The lawsuit alleged that the Missouri State Public Defender System is too underfunded and overworked to provide to provide indigent defendants with ...

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Insurance: Replacement-Cost Homeowner’s Insurance-Deduction of Labor Depreciation-Class Certification

Plaintiffs filed a putative class action challenging defendant’s practice of withholding labor depreciation from actual cash-value payments under defendant’s replacement-cost homeowner- insurance policies. The district court granted plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. On appeal, defendant argued that plaintiffs could not ...

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