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Second Circuit finds auditors exempt and endorses limits on class discovery
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

While the number of class or collective action lawsuits has exploded, decisions from Circuit Courts of Appeal, particularly on procedural issues, are


Court decertifies FLSA class of AT&T mobility retail workers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

As we have commented before in this blog, courts considering certification of collective actions under the FLSA often use the two-step procedure generally attributed to the court in Lusardi v. Xerox Corp., 118 F.R.D. 351 (D.N.J. 1987


California district court rejects proposed class action settlement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

It is axiomatic that the class action vehicle exists for the benefit of the claimants. An inherent conflict of interest may arise between the class


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


Court denies certification of wage claims by cruise ship workers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2011

Plaintiffs in many overtime cases argue that they were forced to work "off the clock" because the volume of work they were given was so great


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


Ninth Circuit issues yet another problematic decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

On April 26, 2010, the Ninth Circuit issued yet a third appellate decision in the ongoing saga of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, the largest employment class action in history to be certified


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

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


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


Arizona district court rejects joint employer arguments in independent contractor case alleging misclassification of truck drivers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2014

A month ago we discussed the Ninth Circuit's decision in Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., Case No. 12-56589 (9th Cir. June 16, 2014), in which the