By Seth Fortin, Esther Slater McDonald, and Jennifer A. Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 30, 2019, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Krakauer v. Dish Network, L.L.C., No. 18-1518 (4th Cir. May 30, 2019), that paved the way for TCPA plaintiffs to collect historic awards from unsuspecting defendants. The Fourth Circuit held

thSYZKELTSBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis: This Fourth Circuit ruling opens the door for the EEOC to investigate employers as a result of EEOC charges brought by unauthorized employees, even though an illegal alien worker may not be able to seek certain legal remedies.

Undocumented workers and immigration reform are

By Rebecca Bjork and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On July 25, 2014, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit refused to accept a Rule 23(f) interlocutory appeal in a case where an employer had asked the district court to decertify a hostile work environment class in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S.

By Matthew Gagnon and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

The EEOC has taken some high-profile hits lately, see here and here, but in EEOC v. Baltimore County, No. 13-1106 (4th Cir. Mar. 31, 2014), the EEOC scored a victory against Baltimore County, Maryland, which had an employee retirement benefit plan that the EEOC alleged

fourth circuit.bmpBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Chris Palamountain 

In a recent unanimous decision – Walters, et al. v. McMahen, et al., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13682 (4th Cir. July 5, 2012) – the Fourth Circuit held that Spartan-like pleading allegations were insufficient to support a workplace class action where hourly employees who claimed that their employer engaged in a conspiracy to

fourth circuit.bmpBy Rebecca Bjork and Christopher J. DeGroff

The Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Sydnor v. Fairfax County, Virginia, No. 11-1573 (4th Cir. June 19, 2012), cautions employers that the Americans With Disabilities Act’s exhaustion requirement does not force EEOC charges to be the mirror image of subsequent claims presented in court.  The ruling –