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New York district court dismisses putative ERISA class alleging illegal kickbacks

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2014

Sometimes in the rush to meet Rule 23(a) and (b)'s requirements, what gets overlooked is whether there is any underlying claim in the first place. In

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

Fourth Circuit affirms sanctions against the EEOC in action fraught with delays

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

Many employers who have dealt with the EEOC in large cases suffer frustration over inexplicable delays combined with at times unreasonable requests

Sixth Circuit holds that duty to arbitrate survives expiration of employment contract, requires individual arbitration

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

With the Supreme Court having issued a series of decisions overruling many of the roadblocks to the enforcement of arbitration agreements in the

Massive EEOC class action slashed to two claims on appeal

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

On February 22, 2012, the Eighth Circuit handed the EEOC a major defeat in a putative class-wide sexual harassment case it had brought against a trucking company

Eleventh Circuit refuses to enforce post-suit arbitration agreements based upon employer misconduct

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

The British have a phrase "too clever by half" to describe complex schemes that ultimately won't work. We all know from cases such as Concepcion

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

Third Circuit finds that putative class representatives could not challenge decertification of an FLSA collective action once they dismissed their own claims

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2013

While the now familiar two-step process for determining certification of FLSA collective actions may have been introduced based on valid concerns, it

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

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