Curtis v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 3:19-cv-01579-MPS, 2023 WL 34662 (D. Conn. Jan. 4, 2023) (Judge Michael P. Shea)

In this week’s notable decision, Judge Michael P. Shea applied a “somewhat-novel doctrine of ‘class standing’” to significantly limit claims in an ERISA healthcare coverage class action against Aetna Life Insurance Company. This application

Haley v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Ass’n of Am., No. 21-805-cv, __ F.4th __, 2022 WL  17347244 (2d Cir. Dec. 1, 2022) (Before Circuit Judges Newman, Walker, and Sullivan)

In large class actions, predominance of common issues among the class members is often a thorny issue, requiring careful scrutiny by the district court