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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

Court dismisses putative FLSA collective action due to vague pleading

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2011

Most of the cases discussed in this blog related to motion practice over certification issues or summary judgment rulings as they bear on class or collective actions

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

Dukes supports application of Daubert standards to expert witnesses at the class certification stage

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2011

The United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes has rightly drawn attention from commentators on a host of class action issues ranging from the standards for commonality to limitations on classes seeking back pay awards

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

Fifth Circuit upholds unsupervised release of FLSA claims

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

Do you remember the movie “Spring Break ’83”?

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

California District Court compels arbitration of class and collective wage and hour claims

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

Dorothy Gale famously remarked upon finding herself in Oz "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Class action wage and hour

Merits trump certification issues in two Southern District of New York cases

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2014

Three years ago, the Supreme Court found in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541, 2551-52 (2011) that courts "frequently" will need to

Sixth Circuit affirms dismissal of class claims regarding disability benefits

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2014

ERISA benefit claims are frequently of only modest size individually, but can become overwhelming in a class context. A decision this week from the