By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and John S. Marrese

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In Love v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 15-15260 (11th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the deadline for putative class members to appeal the dismissal of class claims was triggered by the filing of a stipulation of dismissal by
Continue Reading Eleventh Circuit Rules That Stipulated Dismissal Of Named Plaintiffs And Defendant Triggers Putative Class Members’ Deadline To Appeal

firefighter-920032_960_720By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis:  After the City of Jacksonville stopped following a class action consent decree that required it to hire a proportionate number of black and white firefighters, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of the motion and dissolution of the consent decree on
Continue Reading Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dissolution Of Class Action Consent Decree Due To Plaintiffs’ Inaction

clockBy Pamela Q. Devata and Courtney S. Stieber

Defendants can add a new decision to their arsenal for defending against multiple proposed class actions on the same claims. The Eleventh Circuit recently issued a decision in Ewing Industries Corporation v. Bob Wines Nursery, Inc., et al., No. 14-13842 (11th Cir. Aug. 3, 2015), holding that a proposed class action
Continue Reading Too Little, Too Late: Eleventh Circuit Rejects Multiple Bites At The Apple For Class Claims

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Alexis P. Robertson

On December 1, 2014, in Stein v. Buccaneers Limited Partnership, No.13-15417 (11th Cir. Dec. 1, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit held that an unaccepted offer of judgment, made pursuant to Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, does not serve to moot a class action. Although not a workplace
Continue Reading Eleventh Circuit Rules That Unaccepted Rule 68 Offers of Judgment To Named Plaintiffs, Prior To Motion To Certify, Does Not Moot Class Action

thCA2ZS0H7.jpgBy Chris Palamountain

The rising cost of health care has incentivized some employers to take a more proactive interest in the well-being of their employees. It is not at all unusual for employers to sponsor exercise or weight loss programs in an effort to support employees in developing healthy living habits.  Other companies have instituted broader “wellness” programs to help

Continue Reading Get Well, Soon: Eleventh Circuit Upholds Charges For Employees Who Refuse To Participate In Wellness Program