By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: At the start of this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, No. 17-432 (U.S. June 11, 2018), which has important implications for employers because it will limit their exposure to successive class actions.  Specifically, the Supreme Court held that,
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Holds Limitations Period On Class Claims Runs

moneyBy Timothy F. Haley

Two former employees sued Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) in a class action, alleging that it unlawfully suppressed their wages by entering into multiple employee non-solicitation agreements with its competitors. The case – Ryan, et al. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 14-CV-4634 (N.D. Cal.) – was spawned by the same U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigation that eventually resulted
Continue Reading Microsoft Defeats Wage Suppression Class Action On Statute Of Limitations Grounds

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 Rebecca Bjork and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

As loyal readers of our blog know, we have been following developments in an important class action case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court relating to a long-established rule allowing the filing of class action lawsuits to toll statutes of limitations for absent class members. As we noted in our previous
Continue Reading Supreme Court Receives Nine Merits Briefs In Significant Class Action Tolling Case