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New York's Highest Court: Pre-Certification Settlements Require Classwide Notice
Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York Court of Appeals holds that the state's class action rules require notice of settlements to be sent to putative class members – even though no class has been certified.
United States
14 Dec 2017
New York Appellate Court Strikes Down Class Action Waivers
As our loyal readers are well aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in its Fall 2017 term regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers.
United States
31 Jul 2017
Don't Judge A Conditional Certification Motion By Its Cover
A New York federal court denied a motion for conditional certification of a nationwide collective action against Barnes & Noble.
United States
16 May 2017
Doing The "Two Step": Court Denies Second Stage Certification Of FLSA Claims
Plaintiffs' counsel frequently speak of the "low" burden necessary at first stage for conditional certification under the FLSA.
United States
15 Apr 2016
Brokers Take A Bath In FLSA Collective Action
The brokers initially succeeded in obtaining conditional certification of their misclassification claims under the relatively lenient FLSA standard in Griffith v. Fordham Financial Management, Inc.
United States
19 Feb 2016
No Fees For You: Second Circuit Holds Expert Fees Are Not Recoverable Under FLSA
Expert witness fees are not recoverable under the FLSA. So held the Second Circuit in a decision that highlights a strategy we have previously discussed for employers to fend off class/collective actions.
United States
6 Aug 2015
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