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Statistics in Wage and Hour Class Actions: Has Anything Really Changed?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Statistics are kind of a Holy Grail of class action litigation. Everyone seems to know that they exist, but their understanding is shadowy and the


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 Dismisses Disparate Impact Class Claims Due to Limited EEOC Charge
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2017

Disparate impact cases are different in kind from the far more common disparate treatment claims that are the staple of single-plaintiff


Sixth Circuit Decision Clarifies Timing of Removal Under the Class Action Fairness Act
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2016

Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act, better known as "CAFA," to address some of the well-documented abuses of class action litigation


The Supreme Court’s Sandifer decision and collective actions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2014

Last week, the Supreme Court decided the case of Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp., Case No. 12-417 (Jan. 27, 2014), addressing donning and


California District Court disqualifies class counsel for conflict of interest
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2014

Is more of a good thing a better thing? In some contexts, not, as reflected by a recent case from the Northern District of California. In Lou v. Ma


Choice of lawstatute of limitations thwarts class
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

Differences among putative class members are frequently the heart of the employer's defense to a class action lawsuit. Such differences implicate the


New York upholds tip sharing by Starbucks assistant managers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

I had a smart aleck friend who tried to come up with the Starbucks coffee order that had the greatest number of syllables. I can't remember the


Court dismisses class race claims for failure to raise in charge
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

In this day and age when discrimination lawsuits are commonplace, it is all too easy to forget that Title VII was passed in the hopes that discrimination claims could and would be resolved outside of court


Fifth Circuit upholds unsupervised release of FLSA claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

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