Class Action Litigation

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 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation
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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 in 2020 and what this
Continue Reading 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #5 Class Certification Trends Video

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 are apt to see in
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #2 Change Is The New Normal Video

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The data and analysis from workplace class action rulings, case filings, and settlements showed that change is the new normal in 2020-2021. As many pro-business precedents continued to roll out and take hold in 2020, voters elected to turn the White House from red to blue and, as a result, likely precipitated changes
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #2 Change Is The New Normal

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 world in 2020, and what
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2020: Trend #1 The Impact Of COVID-19 Video

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 retooled their class action theories
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2020: Trend #1 The Impact Of COVID-19

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 Report. Jerry provides insight into
Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report – Overview Video

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzes 1,548 rulings and is our most comprehensive Report ever at 850 pages.

Click here to access the microsite featuring all the Report highlights. You can read about the five major trends of the past year, order your copy of the eBook, and download Chapters
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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 from our Blog.

This will
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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 is here and the executive
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