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Ohio Federal Judge Crafts An Unprecedented Class Action Mechanism To Bring Relief To Counties And Cities Struggling To Address Opioid Crisis
For obvious reasons, the ruling of Judge Polster is well worth a read for any company involved in class action litigation.
United States
20 Sep 2019
Seyfarth's Workplace Class Action Report Referenced In The San Antonio Express-News
Seyfarth's Workplace Class Action Report was referenced in a September 4 story from the San Antonio Express-News, "
United States
6 Sep 2019
Good News For Employers: D.C. Circuit Insists On "Hard Look" At Uninjured Class Members At Class Certification Stage
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a decision with far–reaching implications for workplace class actions, the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification of a Rule 23(b)(3) class
United States
23 Aug 2019
The Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Defendants Need Not Plead An Arbitration Defense To Defeat Class Certification
Eventually, Plaintiff filed a motion to certify the case as a class action and PartsSource opposed the motion.
United States
20 Aug 2019
Fifth Circuit Rules That The EEOC Can't Mess With Texas Over Criminal Background Checks
Seyfarth Synopsis: In the latest battle of the multi-year showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas asserted that the EEOC's 2012 "Enforcement Guidance
United States
13 Aug 2019
Copy-Cat Class Actions Meet Copy-Cat Legislation: Illinois' BIPA Spurs New Biometric Privacy Legislation Across The Nation
While most employers are likely familiar with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, they should know that Illinois is not the only state with a biometric privacy law and many other states are not far behind from joining that group.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Adding Customer Value With Arbitration Agreements
In this scenario, a staffing company owner is concerned about the class action lawsuit brought against her client.
United States
9 Jul 2019
Biometric Privacy Class Actions By The Numbers: Analyzing Illinois' Hottest Class Action Trend
Despite the BIPA being enacted in 2008, the first class action under this law was not filed until 2015.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Conditional Certification Granted In ADEA Collective Action On Behalf Of All Chattanooga Volkswagen Employees Aged 50 And Over
Plaintiff also submitted declarations from three other over-50 employees at the Chattanooga plant.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit Rules That Varying State Laws Do Not Defeat Predominance Requirement In Class Action Settlement Context
Satisfying Rule 23(b)(3)'s predominance requirement is undoubtedly a challenge when it comes to a nationwide class.
United States
12 Jun 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Are Not Entitled To Removal Under The CAFA
Jackson moved to remand the case to state court and amended his third-party complaint to remove any reference to Citibank.
United States
31 May 2019
EEOC Leadership Shift: A New EEOC Chair Confirmed By Senate
Who sits as Chair of the EEOC unquestionably has a significant impact for all employers interacting with the Commission.
United States
14 May 2019
Following Supervisor's "Not Working Out" Comment, EEOC Defeats Employer's Motion For Summary Judgment In ADA Lawsuit
Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal district court in Arkansas recently denied an employer's motion for summary judgment on two EEOC-initiated ADA claims – in EEOC v. Crain Automotive Holdings LLC,
United States
7 May 2019
Illinois Court Dismantles Equal Pay Act Collective Action Of Group Of Female Doctors
Illinois Court Dismantles Equal Pay Act Collective Action Of Group Of Female Doctors
United States
15 Apr 2019
Newly Proposed Legislation To Restrict Biometric Privacy Class Actions In Illinois
Seyfarth Synopsis: Although the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags may have upped the ante for employers facing litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information
United States
11 Apr 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That The Deadline To Appeal A Class Certification Order Is Not Subject To Equitable Tolling
Seyfarth Synopsis: To take an immediate appeal from a federal district court's order granting or denying class certification,
United States
7 Mar 2019
Federal Court Determines That Decision-Making By Upper Management May Allow For Certification In A Title VII Class Action
On February 4, 2019, in Woods-Early v. Corning Corp., Case No. 18-CV-6162, a race discrimination class action, Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York refused to strike class allegations of discrimination in promotions.
United States
14 Feb 2019
A Unique Approach To Class-Wide Settlement?
On January 18, 2019, in Porath v. Logitech, Case No. 18-CV-3091, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected, for the second time, Defendant's attempts to allow...
United States
4 Feb 2019
U.S. District Court Denies Motion For Class Certification In Wage Suppression Antitrust Case
Now the court in the San Antonio case has denied class certification also.
United States
4 Feb 2019
5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2018: Trend #5 — The #MeToo Effect Video
In last week's blog posting, we explained to our readers how the #MeToo Movement impacted the class action litigation space in 2018, and accordingly became the fifth trend of this year's WCAR.
United States
31 Jan 2019
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