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

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.  

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

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

Thumbnail image for SupremeCourt.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

Today, in its first significant class action ruling of 2013, Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, No. 11-1450 (U.S. Mar. 19, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the reach of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) when it unanimously rejected plaintiff’s attempt to keep a

House Of Reps.bmpBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura J. Maechtlen

This week the U.S. House Of Representatives Judiciary Sub-Committee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on the subject of “Examination of Litigation Abuses.” Rep. Trent Franks (R, AZ), Chairman of the Sub-Committee, explained the purpose of the hearing as appropriate to ensure members