Can’t We All Just Tag-Along? The Supreme Court Shuts Down Untimely Class Actions

For over forty years it has been well-known that the filing of a class action tolls the statute of limitations for all members of the putative class.  This doctrine stemmed from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah.  The rationale of American Pipe decision was to prevent a multitude of filings, effectively defeating the ostensible efficiencies gained by a class action in the first place.  If there were no tolling, then plaintiffs would have to file prophylactically in case the class action did not pan out for whatever reason. Continue reading “Can’t We All Just Tag-Along? The Supreme Court Shuts Down Untimely Class Actions”