Class Action Litigation

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

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773, 1780 (2017), numerous district courts across the country have ruled that they cannot exercise specific personal jurisdiction over defendant corporations to resolve the

Seyfarth Synopsis: With this final video blog posting, we conclude our series of presentations by WCAR author Jerry Maatman on workplace class action litigation developments. Jerry’s discussion of key trends includes the low settlement numbers in 2019 after historically high settlement numbers in 2017 (with settlement numbers significantly dropping in 2018 and again in 2019).

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

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed a state appellate court’s holding that in class action lawsuits, an effective tender made before a named plaintiff files a class certification motion satisfies the named plaintiff’s individual claim and moots the plaintiff’s interest in the litigation.

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 13, 2020, Jerry Maatman, Seyfarth’s co-chair of its class action defense group, hosted a book launch event – for the 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report – discussing key trends in workplace class action litigation in 2019. In this week’s blog video, Jerry discusses trends #2 and #3 from the

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, we were honored to have Erin Mulvaney, Senior Legal Reporter for Bloomberg Law, as our guest speaker for Seyfarth Shaw’s “Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation” book launch event.  As the official book launch of our 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, attendees participated in the live event webcast

Seyfarth Synopsis: Register today and come join us tomorrow at a Seyfarth Exclusive Event!

You are invited to join Erin Mulvaney, Senior Legal Reporter at Bloomberg Law, and Seyfarth Partner Gerald (“Jerry”) L. Maatman, Jr. tomorrow for a panel discussion marking the release of Seyfarth’s 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Please click here

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seemingly overnight, the #MeToo movement emerged as a worldwide social phenomenon with significant implications for the workplace and class action litigation. By 2019, it became clear that the movement is here to stay, and was not a passing fancy. In this age of connectivity, societal movements have unprecedented