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North Carolina federal court holds it lacks jurisdiction over claims of out-of-state opt-ins

USA - April 26 2022 In the latest court ruling to address personal jurisdiction over out-of-state opt-in plaintiffs in Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, a…

Mia Farber, Eric R. Magnus

Supreme Court Considers Scope of FAA’s Transportation Worker Exemption

USA - April 6 2022 This question is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon (No. 21-309), a putative wage-and-hour collective action…

Mia Farber, William Robert Gignilliat, IV, Samia M. Kirmani, Eric R. Magnus

Ninth Circuit Affirms State Court’s Authority to Approve Class Action Settlements

USA - March 28 2022 Absent class members in state-court class actions cannot pursue individual claims in federal court when the class has entered into a settlement…

Mia Farber, Eric R. Magnus

Appeals Court Creates Circuit Split on Whether Bristol-Myers Applies to Collective Actions

USA - February 1 2022 In its 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state court could not exercise…

Mia Farber, Eric R. Magnus

Build Back Better Act Update: Class Waiver Provisions Gone, Penalty Increases Remain

USA - December 14 2021 The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has released its version of the Build Back Better bill and it does not contain the…

Mia Farber, Eric R. Magnus