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California District Court rejects shotgun attacks on arbitration agreements

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2014

Alright, we all know in the wake of Italian Colors, Concepcion, and now many other cases that the presumption of arbitrability isn’t just a doctrine

Arizona district court rejects joint employer arguments in independent contractor case alleging misclassification of truck drivers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

A month ago we discussed the Ninth Circuit's decision in Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., Case No. 12-56589 (9th Cir. June 16, 2014), in which the

California District Court rejects 33 attorney fee award in class action wage and hour case under common fund theory; finds 25 appropriate

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2012

One of the primary catalysts for class action litigation both in the employment context and outside of it is the availability of attorney’s fees

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 class of debt collectors

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2012

If someone with too much time on their hands tried to catalogue all of the decisions regarding conditional certification of proposed FLSA class actions, they would likely find that while plaintiffs prevail at this stage more likely than not, the employer’s chances improve either when (1) the claims are for off-the-clock time; or (2) the case was brought in a jurisdictions where courts have become jaded about such requests over classes that are unlikely to survive over the long haul

Fifth Circuit upholds unsupervised release of FLSA claims

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

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

Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2011

Today, June 20, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes

Court denies conditional certification of putative class of restaurant managers and assistant managers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2011

As we have commented before, there are no class actions per se under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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 refuses to certify overtime class of Hertz managers

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

It's easy to forget that cases to the Supreme Court are in many ways like any other case and their own histories following Supreme Court review