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Seventh Circuit rejects attorney fee award premised on administrative costs
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2014

As we've commented before, class actions frequently take on a life of their own. They involve large sums of money, frequently raise difficult


Merits trump certification issues in two Southern District of New York cases
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2014

Three years ago, the Supreme Court found in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541, 2551-52 (2011) that courts "frequently" will need to


Minnesota district court rejects nationwide scope and conditionally certifies class of one Chipotle store
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2014

Employees win most motions for conditional certification under the FLSA, with many courts declining to perform a probing analysis at that stage. A


Third Circuit affirms dismissal of class allegations for vague pleading
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2014

Whenever I see the names of the Iqbal and Twombly pleading cases, I can’t help but feel that the names were clipped from lost lines of Lewis


District court refuses to certify class of “non-liturgical” protestant navy chaplains
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2014

Given the rich diversity and array of religions, and the First Amendment prohibitions both on the establishment of religion and impeding the free


Sixth Circuit affirms dismissal of class claims regarding disability benefits
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

ERISA benefit claims are frequently of only modest size individually, but can become overwhelming in a class context. A decision this week from the


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


Court rejects pseudo-expert reports and refuses to certify off-the-clock case
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2014

Off-the-clock cases involving call centers have been in vogue for a number of years despite lingering issues regarding whether they can truly be


Sixth Circuit refuses to uphold collective action waiver absent arbitration
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

My working title for this blog was "collective action grab bag," concerning the recent Sixth Circuit case in Killion v. KeHE Distributors, LLC, Case


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