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Conditional Certification Granted In ADEA Collective Action On Behalf Of All Chattanooga Volkswagen Employees Aged 50 And Over

USA - June 15 2019 On June 11, 2019, in an age discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee once again…

Ninth Circuit Rules That Varying State Laws Do Not Defeat Predominance Requirement In Class Action Settlement Context

USA - June 10 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Satisfying Rule 23(b)(3)’s predominance requirement is undoubtedly a challenge when it comes to a nationwide class. Among the many…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Are Not Entitled To Removal Under The CAFA

USA - May 29 2019 Defendants can remove lawsuits filed in state courts to federal courts if they meet the statutory requirements for removal under…

EEOC Leadership Shift: A New EEOC Chair Confirmed By Senate

USA - May 8 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Who sits as Chair of the EEOC unquestionably has a significant impact for all employers interacting with the Commission. At long…

Illinois Court Dismantles Equal Pay Act Collective Action Of Group Of Female Doctors

USA - April 2 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 29, 2019, in Ahad v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, et al., Case No. 15-CV-3308 (C.D. Ill. Mar. 29…

Newly Proposed Legislation To Restrict Biometric Privacy Class Actions In Illinois

USA - March 29 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Although the Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags may have upped the ante for employers facing…

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That The Deadline To Appeal A Class Certification Order Is Not Subject To Equitable Tolling

USA - February 26 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: To take an immediate appeal from a federal district court’s order granting or denying class certification, a party must first seek…

Seyfarth Shaw’s Jerry Maatman Presents On 2018 Class Action Trend 5: Impact Of The #MeToo Movement

USA - February 14 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: The impact of the #MeToo Movement was the fifth major class action development of 2018, as well as the newest trend in our 15th…

Seyfarth Shaw’s Jerry Maatman Presents On 2018 Class Action Trend 4: Lower Class Action Settlement Numbers

USA - February 13 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Of the five major class action developments in 2018, the decline in class action settlement numbers may have been most the…

Seyfarth Shaw’s Jerry Maatman Presents On 2018 Class Action Trend 3: Governmental Enforcement Litigation

USA - February 12 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Governmental enforcement litigation increased in 2018 despite the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) first…