apple-full2.jpgBy Christopher J. DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Courts across the nation continue to weigh in on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s systemic investigation and conciliation tactics. While there is a growing split within the courts, the notion that EEOC litigation is not like monopoly – “just pass go, and collect money by virtue

ndil seal.gifBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

After suffering a serious blow to its systemic investigation and conciliation tactics last week, the EEOC received a better result on May 11, 2012, when Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected defense arguments in EEOC v. United

Eighth Circuit Seal.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Christopher DeGroff, and Brian Wong

As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this week can attest, what one hand giveth, the other may taketh away. 

Just one day after vacating its already well known February 22, 2012 opinion and judgment in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., 670

gavel.jpgBy Timothy Haley and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. 

On March 21, 2012, we attended the Federal Bar Association panel discussion on the future of class actions in the Seventh Circuit. U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo moderated the panel discussion, that included Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, one of

court2.bmpBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Chris Palamountain

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), continues to be a focal point in appellate review of class certification decisions, and federal appellate courts are rejecting attempts to limit or distinguish the Supreme Court’s latest jurisprudential guidelines. Employers should note, however, that what the