Class Action Litigation

By:  Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Matthew J. Gagnon

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 5, 2021, in Abe v. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that Fourth Circuit precedent supports the use of prior salary by employers as an affirmative defense to an Equal Pay Act

By: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Ian Morrison, Brett Bartlett, and Kerry Friedrichs

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us on Tuesday, February 23rd for the 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report webinar! Register now to secure your spot and review the workplace class action developments of 2020 and what employers should expect for

By Jennifer A. Riley and Michael L. DeMarino

Seyfarth Synopsis: The ABA’s “anti-contact” rule prohibits attorneys from communicating with represented parties concerning the subject matter of the case. In Moore, et al., v. Club Exploria, LLC, No. 19-CV-2504, 2021 WL 260227 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2021), the court sanctioned defense counsel for calling plaintiff’

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: In its recent review of Seyfarth’s 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, EPLiC Magazine called the Report a “must-have resource,” the “only publication of its kind,” and that no corporate counsel “should be without it.”

We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our 2021

Seyfarth Synopsis: In our continuing video blog series analyzing the findings in our Workplace Class Action Report, trend #5 focuses on the success factor of the plaintiffs’ bar for class certification rulings in 2020. In the video, Jerry Maatman discusses how wage & hour litigation remained the sweet spot for the plaintiffs’ class action bar

Seyfarth Synopsis: In this morning’s blog post, readers were provided with insights into what employers can expect with the White House set to turn “blue” for the next four years, and changes to expect in the workplace class action landscape. In the video below, Jerry Maatman provides his predictions and analysis of the changes employers

Seyfarth Synopsis: This morning’s blog post analyzed the significant impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of life in 2020, including the legal system in general and workplace class action litigation in particular. Today, the Workplace Class Action Report (WCAR) video series continues with Seyfarth partner Jerry Maatman’s explanation of how COVID-19 changed the class action

Seyfarth Synopsis: The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on all aspects of life in 2020. Its impact extended to the legal system in general and workplace class actions in particular. The pandemic spiked class actions (of all varieties) and litigation over all types of workplace issues. As the pandemic took hold, the plaintiffs’ bar

Seyfarth Synopsis:  As our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report discusses, 2020 was a year unlike any year in history in regards to workplace class action litigation. In this video, Jerry Maatman – partner at Seyfarth, co-chair of the firm’s class action defense group, and author/editor of the Report – discusses the genesis of the