Class Action Litigation

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: Happy Holidays to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog! Our elves are busy at work this holiday 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 readers

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: On an annual basis the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report.” The Report focuses on litigation issues in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the fair and unbiased administration of justice. The ATRA’s 2020-2021 Report was recently published – a copy

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