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Announcement: The American Lawyer Names Shon Morgan “Litigator of the Week”

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Shon Morgan was named the “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer after persuading an en banc panel of the 9th Circuit to overturn a class action ruling against Hyundai and Kia. The victory stemmed from a settlement resolving more than 50 class actions in a MDL related to errors in the automakers’ fuel economy ratings. A Ninth Circuit panel had vacated the settlement, which the en banc ruling reinstated. Morgan states that the en banc court’s decision “provides perhaps the clearest statement from any federal court on how the Rule 23 standards apply differently to a settlement class than a contested litigation class.”