By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Our previous blog post gave our readers an in-depth look at class action settlement developments in 2019, the fourth trend of this year’s Workplace Class Action Report (“WCAR”).  In terms of the top ten largest settlement among substantive areas of class action litigation, the monetary value of major case resolutions remained low in 2019. In fact, as compared to 2017, top settlement numbers have declined by more than a billion dollars. Today, Seyfarth partner Jerry Maatman explains the factors influencing this dramatic change, as well as what employers can expect regarding class action settlements in 2020.  Watch Jerry’s analysis in the video below!