By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Pamela Q. Devata, and John Drury

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, No. 20-297 (U.S. June 25, 2021).  The Supreme Court held that the vast majority of class members did not suffer any “concrete harm”
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Class Members Who Suffer No Concrete Harm From Statutory Violations Do Not Have Article III Standing And Cannot Recover

By: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Ian Morrison, Brett Bartlett, and Kerry Friedrichs

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us on Tuesday, February 23rd for the 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report webinar! Register now to secure your spot and review the workplace class action developments of 2020 and what employers should expect for 2021.

In Seyfarth’s 17th Annual
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By Jennifer A. Riley and Michael L. DeMarino

Seyfarth Synopsis: The ABA’s “anti-contact” rule prohibits attorneys from communicating with represented parties concerning the subject matter of the case. In Moore, et al., v. Club Exploria, LLC, No. 19-CV-2504, 2021 WL 260227 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2021), the court sanctioned defense counsel for calling plaintiff’ s cell number as part
Continue Reading Primer On The Line Between Proper And Improper Communications With Parties In A Class Action

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
Continue Reading Accolades For Seyfarth’s 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report

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: 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

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
Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 2021 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Now Available!

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.

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Continue Reading The 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Almost Here!

Seyfarth Synopsis: Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog! Our team has been busy at work this Thanksgiving 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.

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Continue Reading The 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Almost Here!

 By Gerald L. Maatman and Michael L. DeMarino

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), still lords over employment discrimination class actions nearly a decade later. Indeed, Nelson, et al. v. Pace Suburban Bus, et al., No. 17 C 7697, 2020 WL 6565241, at *1 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 9,
Continue Reading Class Certification Denied In Bus Company Discrimination Suit