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

District of Colorado Seal.jpgBy Courtney Bohl and Laura J. Maechtlen

In yet another case regarding the sufficiency of the EEOC’s pre-litigation conciliation efforts, Judge Marcia Kriger of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently cautioned the EEOC about “hiding the ball” during conciliation negotiations. In EEOC v. The Original Honeybaked Ham, No. 11-CV-02560 (D. Colo.

santa's%20workshop.jpgBy 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

santa's%20workshop.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Happy Holidays 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 two