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California district court finds bankrupt named plaintiffs not adequate representatives

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

Anyone questioning whether the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), has had an impact need look no

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 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

Court denies conditional certification of putative FLSA collective action

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2012

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has issued a very good decision for employers opposing conditional certification of FLSA minimum wage and overtime cases

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

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

Southern District of New York denies conditional certification in misclassification case

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

Despite its significant rulings in other areas, we don't have any blockbuster Supreme Court opinions to discuss this week as it has already decided

Court dismisses EEOC ADA pattern or practice claim as untimely

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

It is no secret that the EEOC is asserting aggressive positions in several arenas, but a recent case reflects that it must continue to follow Title VII’s basic requirements despite its new enforcement prerogatives

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 denies certification of wage claims by cruise ship workers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2011

Plaintiffs in many overtime cases argue that they were forced to work "off the clock" because the volume of work they were given was so great