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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


First Circuit rejects equitable tolling in class action arising out of plant closing
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

A luggage plant in France closes in 2007, so a class action suit for French post-termination benefits is brought against a former investor in


California court compels arbitration of employment class action on an individual basis
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2011

The enforcement of arbitration agreements in the employment context has been maddeningly inconsistent, with different jurisdictions creating their own requirements and rules that might render such an agreement unenforceable


California court affirms summary judgment against putative class of insurance agents
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

As we have noted in prior blogs, litigation involving alleged independent contractor status is on the rise, and is increasingly the topic of class action claims


Sixth Circuit affirms summary judgment for employer in retiree health care class action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

We’ve commented in this blog before about the Sixth Circuit’s holdings regarding retiree healthcare under collective bargaining agreements


California court denies certification of class of CostCo managers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

California has been the focus of numerous class action wage and hour suits involving retail managers and assistant managers


Unanimous Supreme Court finds security screening time NOT compensable
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2014

Security screening has become more common over the past decade, both to promote security for some employers and to deter employee theft for others. A


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


Court rejects EEOC class-wide BFOQ challenge to mandatory retirement of pilots
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

Mandatory retirement ages have been largely eliminated for most employees, but still continue in a handful of areas. For many years, the Federal Aviation


Massachusetts court refuses to certify case involving alleged independent contractor misclassification
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently issued a case involving the straight-forward application of the Supreme