images (1).jpgBy Chris Palamountain and Rebecca Bjork 

Popular culture is not kind to New Jersey. Whether the protagonists are hard-partying young adults or table-flipping housewives, the images flickering on the screen divert our attention from the fact that big businesses in key sectors of the economy make their home in the Garden State or do business there. For those companies, how

Continue Reading What Happens In New Jersey Stays In New Jersey: Court Rejects Nationwide Class Claims Brought Under New Jersey Law

Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura Maechtlen

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

For those who enjoy reading the tea leaves from the intensely combative questioning during the argument, the hearing transcript makes for fascinating reading [link to transcript].

The stakes in the case are enormous and the

Continue Reading Analysis Of The Supreme Court Argument In Dukes

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and David B. Ross

On March 1, 2011, multiple groups supporting Plaintiffs filed 14 amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Given the upcoming oral argument of the case on March 29, 2011, interest in the parties’ arguments – and those of their supporting amici – is

Continue Reading Amicus Briefs In Support Of Plaintiffs Filed In Dukes

In what is perhaps the closely watch cert petition in the employment law context in years, counsel for plaintiffs have filed their opposition to the petition for certiorari in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart, an en banc ruling of the Ninth Circuit upholding certification of a class of more than a million current and former female workers who allege

Continue Reading Plaintiffs Respond To The Petition For Certiorari In Dukes v. Wal-Mart