Class Action Litigation

Seyfarth Synopsis: Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog! Our team has been busy at work this Thanksgiving season in wrapping up our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. We anticipate going to press in early January, and launching the 2021 Report to our

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis:  With the final election results in (or nearly in…), and the White House set to turn “blue” for the next four years, employers can expect the change to bring shifts to the workplace class action landscape.  Employers should anticipate that, while leadership of the

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Jennifer A. Riley, and Alex Oxyer

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Court examined the viability of class action waivers in the face of claims that the defendants’ negligence led to an outbreak of COVID-19. Ultimately holding that

By: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex S. Oxyer

Seyfarth Synopsis: Incentive awards for class representatives are impermissible, according to a ground-breaking decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Though not an employment case, the decision is a must-read for class action practitioners handling all varieties of workplace class

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis – Following a familiar fact pattern, after a named Plaintiff filed a putative class action in Bird, et al. v. Barr, No. 19-CV-1581 (D.D.C. July 23, 2020), she complained that the defendant employer retaliated against her for bringing suit by, among other things, threatening

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis:  While many businesses hoped that the U.S. Supreme Court would blow up the ban on autodialed calls in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), on July 6, 2020, the nation’s highest court issued its long-anticipated decision in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants,

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis:  As employers embark on reopening their businesses and implementing return to work plans, they face a potential wave of workplace class action litigation.  Such lawsuits have begun to roll in and courts have started to weave a patch-work quilt of responses.  Early results show