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Court holds employer is responsible for conciliation failure because it refused to make counter-offer to EEOC's baseless monetary demand

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2013

Recently, in EEOC v. Wedco, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-00523 (D. Nev. March 12, 1013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada considered whether

California promises a pattern or practice of FEHA enforcement actions

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2013

With the newfound ability to file civil actions seeking unlimited monetary relief, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is

Broad discovery allowed by magistrate judge in plaintiffs' quest to certify a class in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2013

As our blog readers may remember, the fourth amended complaint filed by plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:01-CV-02252 (N.D. Cal

Texas district court allows former Dukes plaintiffs to appeal dismissal of discrimination claims found time-barred

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2013

As we previously reported, on October 28, 2012, former class members in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. filed a lawsuit entitled Odle, et al

California court of appeal limits plaintiffs' request for discovery to locate new class representatives in a "headless" class action

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

In a ruling on April 25, 2011, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District in Starbucks v. Superior Court (Lords), No. G043650 (Cal. App. Apr. 25, 2011), overturned a trial court's order allowing a fishing expedition to find class representatives in a "headless" class action

The EEOC secures approval of $11 million consent decree in its largest settlement of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

The EEOC secured approval of its largest settlement in 2012 this past week in EEOC v. Yellow Transportation, Inc. and YRC, Inc., No. 09-7693 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2012), a pattern or practice lawsuit involving allegations of systemic race discrimination

Denied! plaintiffs fail to effectively “reboot” class claims and class certification is denied (again) in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2013

As our loyal blog readers are aware, following their stinging defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541

Wal-Mart v. Dukes strikes again - Sixth Circuit denies class certification to applicants in Title VII gender discrimination case against Cintas

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2013

On May 30, 2013, the Sixth Circuit decided that class certification denial was proper in a proposed nationwide sex discrimination class action

Rise of the zombie lawsuit: Fifth Circuit revives former Dukes class member’s individual claims against her former employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

Facilitating facilities in the workplace: the DFEH litigates a gender identity access case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2014

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") makes both gender identity and gender expression characteristics protected against employment