supreme courtBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Pamela Q. Devata, and Rebecca S. Bjork

This morning the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important ruling that will affect employers’ ability to defend against a variety of lawsuits brought as class actions, including employment discrimination, Equal Pay Act, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act, and Fair

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

By Pamela Devata and Reema Kapur

The refrain from the Rolling Stones’ iconic song “Satisfaction” reportedly was inspired by a phrase from a Chuck Berry ditty “I can’t get no satisfaction from the judge….”  This phrase aptly describes the outcome for a defendant seeking to dismiss putative class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Co-authored by Lynn Kappelman and Michael Fleischer

This question – what constitutes an effective Rule 68 offer of judgment to block or exit litigation – is all important to employers in all types of class actions and collective actions.

The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision clarifying the magic terms that need to be in