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District court refuses to certify class of “non-liturgical” protestant navy chaplains

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

Given the rich diversity and array of religions, and the First Amendment prohibitions both on the establishment of religion and impeding the free

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

Hawaiian Supreme Court issues ruling regarding restaurant service charges

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2013

When is a "service charge" a tip? And who gets it, the employer or the employee? These aren't just questions of etiquette, but are now serious issues

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

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

Fifth Circuit upholds unsupervised release of FLSA claims

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

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

Sixth Circuit affirms opt-in requirement for lead FLSA collective action plaintiffs

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

One of the consequences of the rise of Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, particularly in the collective action context, has been an increase in the number of circuit court decisions addressing FLSA procedural issues

CAFA’s amount in controversy requirement: courts’ scrutiny of evidence varies greatly

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2011

One of the most vexing issues for outside and in-house counsel is what type and how much evidence to provide in support of Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) removal

Ninth Circuit issues yet another problematic decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2010

On April 26, 2010, the Ninth Circuit issued yet a third appellate decision in the ongoing saga of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, the largest employment class action in history to be certified