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Sixth Circuit Delivers a Win for Class Action Plaintiffs

The Sixth Circuit handed plaintiffs greater ability to obtain class certification in an opinion handed down on July 16, 2018.  In Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC, a three judge panel for the Sixth Circuit adopted the “broad view” … Continue reading

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Federal Court Scuttles Class Action Settlement Objectors’ Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Plaintiff Class Action Firm

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: In a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff class action firm alleging that objectors to class action settlements violated both RICO and Illinois state law by filing frivolous objections in … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Says Multi-State Consumer Class Actions Might Not Be All-Natural

Consumer class actions predicated on state laws alleging deceptive claims are one of the scourges of modern marketing. In a recent decision, the Second Circuit laid out some important guidance on whether and how putative class actions based on laws … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Wage-and-Hour Class Action Lawsuit — Even in California

I was in court last week for a status conference in a wage-and-hour class action, and was talking to my opposing counsel, an active litigator in this arena.  I asked him if the new California Supreme Court case rejecting the … Continue reading

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Class Certification Denied (for now) in PwC Age Discrimination Case

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) won a victory last week when a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit alleging  PwC engages in systemic age discrimination in hiring cannot be filed as a  collective  action. Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District … Continue reading

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