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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


CAFA’s amount in controversy requirement: courts’ scrutiny of evidence varies greatly
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2011

One of the most vexing issues for outside and in-house counsel is what type and how much evidence to provide in support of Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) removal


United States Supreme Court confirms that a timely and properly worded offer of judgment may moot a collective action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

Last week, the United States Supreme Court confirmed what we informed readers of in our Employment Class Action Blog on February 21, 2011, "A timely


Court decertifies overtime class of retail store managers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2012

Nothing succeeds like success


Court dismisses EEOC ADA pattern or practice claim as untimely
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

It is no secret that the EEOC is asserting aggressive positions in several arenas, but a recent case reflects that it must continue to follow Title VII’s basic requirements despite its new enforcement prerogatives


Second Circuit finds FLSA collective actions and state law class actions compatible
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

One of the hottest topics in classcollective action litigation this year has been the availability of both an FLSA collective action and a state law class action in the same suit


Eleventh Circuit rejects DOL test in internship collective action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2015

It is almost an axiom that the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., passed in 1938, is out of date. Despite modest tweaks since the


Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

Less than two years ago, the United States Supreme Court overruled 32 years of Sixth Circuit authority that had the practical effect of shackling


Supreme Court Spurns Rule 68 “Pickoffs,” Kind of, in Class Litigation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

OK, maybe it’s not a silver bullet, but at least there might be a tin one. Employment class action litigation is difficult, time-consuming, and


Ninth Circuit grants 23(f) review of denial of class certification for inadequate representation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

We’re all familiar with the basic requirements of Rule 23(a), with the focus most frequently on the issues of commonality and typicality under Rules