Murnane Brandt trial attorney William L. Moran is a key source in the July 2012 issue of Inside Counsel magazine. In the article “Class Evolution: Federal Courts Becoming More Critical of Class Certification Petitions,” Bill is interviewed about a growing trend in class action litigation, where federal courts are frequently placing greater scrutiny on class certification petitions. This is a central issue in Behrend v. Comcast, a longstanding antitrust dispute currently before the U.S. Supreme Court (and highlighted in the article).
According to Bill, federal courts’ heightened scrutiny of class certification petitions has resulted in an increase in evidentiary hearings, which is viewed as favorable to the defense bar. To read more about this nationwide trend and its potential impact on corporate defendants, click here.
Throughout his career, Bill has defended a number of insurance companies in class action lawsuits. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, construction law, municipal law, employment law, and insurance coverage.