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Ohio Federal Judge Crafts An Unprecedented Class Action Mechanism To Bring Relief To Counties And Cities Struggling To Address Opioid Crisis
For obvious reasons, the ruling of Judge Polster is well worth a read for any company involved in class action litigation.
United States
20 Sep 2019
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Seyfarth Attorneys To Speak On Panels At The 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference
Seyfarth attorneys Pam Devata, Esther Slater McDonald, Courtney Stieber, John Drury, and Rob Szyba are speaking at multiple key sessions during the 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference in San Antonio
United States
12 Sep 2019
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Seyfarth's Workplace Class Action Report Referenced In The San Antonio Express-News
Seyfarth's Workplace Class Action Report was referenced in a September 4 story from the San Antonio Express-News, "
United States
6 Sep 2019
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Fifth Circuit Holds The TCPA Does Not Apply To Federal Court Diversity Cases
On August 23, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its long-awaited opinion in Klocke v. Watson, 17-11320, 2019 WL
United States
5 Sep 2019
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California Invalidates Wage Arbitration Agreement, Inviting U.S. Supreme Court Review
Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Supreme Court invalidated an employment arbitration agreement on August 29, 2019. At issue in OTO, LLC v. Kho was an agreement to arbitrate employment claims
United States
5 Sep 2019
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ERISA Means What It Says And Nothing More
Seyfarth Synopsis: The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that once a multi-employer pension fund accelerates withdrawal liability periodic payments into a lump sum liability
United States
29 Aug 2019
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Maryland Low-Wage Workers Are Exempt From Non-Compete Clauses
Joining the wave of jurisdictions limiting the competitive restraints employers may place on low-wage employees is Maryland.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Florida Judge Sanctions Serial ADA Plaintiff Alexander Johnson And Attorney Scott Dinin
People often ask us why plaintiffs are filing hundreds of ADA Title III lawsuits when the law only allows for injunctive relief and attorneys' fees and costs.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Good News For Employers: D.C. Circuit Insists On "Hard Look" At Uninjured Class Members At Class Certification Stage
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a decision with far–reaching implications for workplace class actions, the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification of a Rule 23(b)(3) class
United States
23 Aug 2019
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Whew! Fifth Circuit Reinforces Importance Of Documenting Performance Issues
In affirming summary judgment in favor of the defendant in an Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference and retaliation case, the Fifth Circuit reinforced the importance of documenting performance issues and...
United States
22 Aug 2019
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The Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Defendants Need Not Plead An Arbitration Defense To Defeat Class Certification
Eventually, Plaintiff filed a motion to certify the case as a class action and PartsSource opposed the motion.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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Webinar Recap! Hot Topics And Trends In California Consumer Class Actions
We are pleased to announce the webinar "Hot Topics and Trends in California Consumer Class Actions" is now available as a webinar recording.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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Companies Remain In Suspense On AB 5 Independent Contractor Bill
Seyfarth Synopsis: The hotly contested AB 5 was put on hold, but is widely expected to be revived before the end of the legislative session.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Filings Begin Under New York's Child Victim Act: Know The Rules
The Child Victim Act is now law and will have a significant impact on New York's educational and religious institutions and other civic organizations that care for children.
United States
15 Aug 2019
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Exclusion For Gender Reassignment Surgery May Disadvantage A "Suspect Class"
In Toomey v. U of Arizona, No. 19-35 (D. Ar. June 24, 2019), the Magistrate Judge determined on a motion to dismiss that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on a person's transgender status.
United States
14 Aug 2019
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Fifth Circuit Rules That The EEOC Can't Mess With Texas Over Criminal Background Checks
Seyfarth Synopsis: In the latest battle of the multi-year showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas asserted that the EEOC's 2012 "Enforcement Guidance
United States
13 Aug 2019
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On Or Off-Duty, Meal Periods Must Be 30 Minutes
A California Court of Appeal has held that on-duty meal periods under IWC Wage Order No. 5 must be at least 30 minutes long.
United States
12 Aug 2019
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Full Steam Ahead on Arbitration Says NJ Appellate Court
Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this year, in New Prime, the Supreme Court decisively held that the Federal Arbitration Act's § 1 exemption for transportation workers engaged
United States
9 Aug 2019
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When An Innocent ERISA Administrator Mistake Can Lead To Money Damages
A recent decision of the federal district court for the Southern District of New York warns ERISA fiduciaries that even innocent mistakes that do not misuse plan assets or unjustly enrich the fiduciaries...
United States
6 Aug 2019
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It's Easy To See: 20/20 A Clear Win For Employers In The Fifth Circuit
In 20/20 Communications, Inc. v. Crawford, the Fifth Circuit joined eight other circuits in holding that the availability of class arbitration is a "gateway" issue for courts, not arbitrators, to decide—
United States
30 Jul 2019
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