#16-3130 2016 WCAR Tickit Icon R!By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report is now available. At 853 pages, it analyzes 1,314 rulings and is our biggest and best Report ever.

Click here to order your copy in eBook format. Click here to download Chapter 1 on the 2015 Executive Summary/Key Trends. Our annual webinar on the Report is now set for
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workshopBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Happy Holiday season to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog!

Our elves are busy at work this holiday season in wrapping up the galley proofs of our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.

We anticipate going to press in the first week of January, and launching
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thanksgivingBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog!

We are busy at work as the holiday season begins in finalizing our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.

We anticipate going to press in the first week of January, and launching the 2016 Report to our
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00-money-bagBy Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In In Re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, Case No. 13-3264 (7th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a fee award to class counsel in a class action that resulted in a “coupon settlement” – a settlement in which the defendant agrees to
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By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

Workplace class action litigation continues to accelerate, grow, and pose extraordinary risks for employers. Skilled plaintiffs’ lawyers are continually developing new theories
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By Gerald L. Maatman Jr.

Our 2015 Report is now ready. At 844 pages, it analyzes 1,219 rulings and is our biggest and best Report ever.

Click here to order your copy in eBook format. Click here to download Chapters 1 and 2 on the 2015 Executive Summary/Key Trends and the Top Class Action Settlements.

The Report is the sole
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Rebecca S. Bjork

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 vote today — across perceived “liberal/conservative” lines, at least until the very end — that defendants may remove class action lawsuits under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) without submitting evidence to support the $5 million amount-in-controversy threshold.  In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Happy Holiday season to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog!

Our elves are busy at work this holiday season in wrapping up the galley proofs of our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.

We anticipate going to press in the first week of January, and launching
Continue Reading Publication Of The 2015 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Right Around The Corner

By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is on Tuesday, February 11, 2013. Click here to register and attend.

In the past two years we have seen a combination of Supreme Court decisions help create a defensive barrier for employers in class action cases.
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill

It is no secret that class action plaintiffs often prefer a state forum, but since the passage of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”), many class actions that would otherwise fail the test for federal jurisdiction have nonetheless been steered to federal court. Yesterday, in a unanimous opinion, the
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