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Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP | USA | 13 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Swats Down the “Voluntary-Dismissal Tactic”

Let’s say you’re a plaintiff in a federal action and you’re seeking class certification. The district court denies your motion. You then seek the


Fisher Phillips | USA | 12 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Blocks Plaintiffs From Taking Shortcuts In Class Action Cases

The Supreme Court unanimously held today that plaintiffs cannot immediately appeal a Federal Court’s denial of class certification when the named


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 12 Jun 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Plaintiffs’ Voluntary Dismissal Does Not Transform A Decision Denying Class Certification Into An Appealable Final Decision

In Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, No. 15-457 (U.S. June 12, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a procedural issue that is of importance in any class


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 2 May 2017

Can Defendants Obtain Discovery from Each “Party Plaintiff” in a Collective Action?

Since 2000, the number of wage and hour cases filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") has increased by more than 450 percent, with the vast


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 27 Dec 2016

Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action

We’ve written many times in this blog about the two-step procedure used by many courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in collective actions


Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani | USA | 24 Aug 2016

The “Ballers” In Your Court: Defending Copyrightable Expression

HBO's hit series Ballers came under attack in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by a copyright infringement claim filed


Deacons | Hong Kong | 17 Aug 2016

High Court confirms that offer containing an express term in relation to costs of the action does not qualify as a Sanctioned Offer

In the recent High Court decision of Wong Yim Man Anthea v. Wong Ho Ming Felix, HCA 3522011 (22 April 2016), the Court ruled that a purported


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2016

Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2016

A One-Two Punch Case With An Off-Label Twist

When we were young(er), we had a pretty good memory. It is not bad now, as far as we recall, particularly when it comes to pulling up bits of


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 11 Jul 2016

District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” on Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal

A district court judge within the Second Circuit held that, in light of Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, court or DOL approval is required for a

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