Class Action Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis: As businesses chart their paths through the difficulties of reopening their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, another risk looms – the danger of being the target of a class action lawsuit.  That trend is in its formative stage already, and members of

Seyfarth Synopsis: In its recent review of Seyfarth’s 2020 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, EPLiC called it the “must have” resource that corporate counsel “cannot afford to be without it…”

We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our 2020 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report by Employment Practices Liability Consultant Magazine

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth SynopsisIn a class action lawsuit alleging multiple fraud claims, a federal court in Illinois granted the plaintiff’s motion to sanction the defendants for interfering with the class notice process by encouraging class members to opt-out, and sanctioned their attorney for communicating directly with

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Johnson v. Airbus Defense & Space Inc., No. 5:17-CV-2150, 2020 WL 1675776 (N.D. Ala. Apr. 6, 2020), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama recently granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment on claims brought by plaintiffs alleging they were

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Michael L. DeMarino

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The battle continues over the applicability of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court, 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017), to Rule 23 class actions. Last month, in Mussat v. IQVIA, Inc., 953 F.3d 441, 448 (7th Cir. 2020), the Seventh

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christina M. Janice

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the latest development in the ultra-high stakes nationwide Prescription Opiate Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted the petition for writ of mandamus brought by twelve pharmacy defendants to overturn a November 2019 order by the U.S. District

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Alex S. Oxyer, and Paul M. Waldera

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a first-of-its-kind ruling in Sandvig v. Barr, No. 16-1368, 2020 WL 1494065 (D.D.C. Mar. 27, 2020), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that private citizens investigating whether employment hiring websites discriminate based on race