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Court finds TwomblyIqbal pleading standard does not apply to class action defenses

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2012

The Supreme Court made clear in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009), that a complaint cannot simply parrot the elements of a claim but must make specific factual allegations regarding the actions the plaintiffs seek to challenge

Maryland court rejects EEOC challenge to criminal background checks

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

Many employers, including the EEOC, use criminal background checks as part of their hiring processes. These checks are a common sense step for

Supreme Court upholds use of Rule 68 offers of judgment in FLSA collective actions

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2013

Today the United States Supreme Court delivered an unexpected present to employers facing FLSA collective actions and held that a defendant may moot

California court affirms summary judgment against putative class of insurance agents

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

As we have noted in prior blogs, litigation involving alleged independent contractor status is on the rise, and is increasingly the topic of class action claims

Washington (state) district court dismisses putative ADA class action

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2014

As we’ve commented before, disability claims are particularly poor fodder for class actions. Unlike other protected traits, there are often threshold

Seventh Circuit rejects attorney fee award premised on administrative costs

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2014

As we've commented before, class actions frequently take on a life of their own. They involve large sums of money, frequently raise difficult

California district court rejects proposed class action settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2013

It is axiomatic that the class action vehicle exists for the benefit of the claimants. An inherent conflict of interest may arise between the class

Court denies conditional certification of proposed class of retail representatives

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2012

We’ve written several times in the past about the two-step procedure now in vogue for the handling certification of collective actions under section 16(b) of the FLSA

New Jersey court denies certification of large sex discrimination class in light of Dukes

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2012

In Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), the Supreme Court held that it was error to certify a class of 1.6 million women alleging sex discrimination in employment

Court finds TwomblyIqbal pleading standard does not apply to class action defenses

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

Alright, it’s a lawyer’s case, but it’s an important one for employers defending class actions