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California district court rejects yet another class settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of

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

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

Minnesota district court rejects nationwide scope and conditionally certifies class of one Chipotle store

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

Employees win most motions for conditional certification under the FLSA, with many courts declining to perform a probing analysis at that stage. A

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of class allegations for vague pleading

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

Whenever I see the names of the Iqbal and Twombly pleading cases, I can’t help but feel that the names were clipped from lost lines of Lewis

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

New York district court conditionally certifies class of interns

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

In Mark v. Gawker Media LLC, Case No. 13-cv-4347(AJN) (S.D. N.Y. Aug. 15, 2014), Gawker became the subject of yet another in a line of cases

Court rejects pseudo-expert reports and refuses to certify off-the-clock case

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

Off-the-clock cases involving call centers have been in vogue for a number of years despite lingering issues regarding whether they can truly be

Sixth Circuit refuses to uphold collective action waiver absent arbitration

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

My working title for this blog was "collective action grab bag," concerning the recent Sixth Circuit case in Killion v. KeHE Distributors, LLC, Case