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Advertising News & Analysis - April 3, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Releases Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising and Industry Compliance - Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar May Choke on POM Wonderful Decertification Decision - In CFPB Endorsement...more

Business Litigation Report -- February 2014

In This Issue - Firm News: ..Kathleen Sullivan Featured in December 2013 The American Lawyer Cover Story ..Quinn Emanuel Named to BTI’s 2014 “Client Service A-Team” Honor Roll Main Article: ..Overview...more

NLRB Takes Another Run at “Quickie” Election Procedures

The National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday that it is again proposing changes to its election procedures, ostensibly to “improve the process for all parties, in all cases, whether non-union employees are seeking a...more

Brinker Redux: California Superior Court Certifies Meal Break Class And Denies Decertification Of Rest Period Class

After the tortuous appellate process that finally resulted in the seminal California Supreme Court Brinker Restaurant Corporation1 decision defining the legal duty to provide a meal period and authorize rest breaks, you might...more

Seventh Circuit Reverses Decertification of Class in ATM Fee Suit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court’s decertification of a class alleging violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. Plaintiffs filed a class action alleging that defendants,...more

Third Circuit Finds That Putative Class Representatives Could Not Challenge Decertification Of An FLSA Collective Action Once They...

While the now familiar two-step process for determining certification of FLSA collective actions may have been introduced based on valid concerns, it is increasingly vexing for employers in cases where they have either done...more

OIG Reports Medicare Could Save $449 Million Per Year by Decertifying Non-Qualifying CAHs

According to a report released on August 15, 2013 by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), almost two-thirds (64 percent) of all critical access hospitals (CAHs) could not meet the location requirements if required to...more

NLRB Rules That Union’s Offer To Waive Dues For Six Months To Make Up For Tiny Wage Increase Did Not Interfere With...

As of July 31, the NLRB has a full complement of Board Members, for the first time in about ten years. The fact the deal on appointments has been progressing for a few weeks did not prohibit the three member Board of...more

Federal Court Decertifies Wisconsin FLSA Class Of Meat Processing "Kill Department" And "Boning Department" Employees

We have blogged a number of cases in which courts have conditionally certified FLSA actions, only to later decertify them when the specter of trial begins to loom....more

What rights of appeal does a minority-owned business have in the event it is decertified as a minority business enterprise (“MBE”)...

To be certified as an MBE in Baltimore City, the business must be independent; at least 51% minority owned; been minority-owned for at least 12 months and been in operation for at least 12 months. The minority owner must...more

Revocation Of EHR Certification Rocks Industry

The news from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) about the revocation of the electronic health record (EHR) certifications of two EHR products that had previously been certified will have tremendous...more

Cables Sliced on Class Action in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend

Key Points - - Comcast Corp. v. Behrend clarifies that the Court's 2011 decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, which requires an inquiry into the merits to the extent necessary to resolve Rule 23 issues, extends to antitrust...more

Beneath the Radar: The Seventh Circuit Quietly Overhauls FLSA Collective Action Litigation

With a few casual sentences, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has called into question the standards used by most district courts for the past three decades to certify collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

Seventh Circuit Rejects Class Trial By [Un]Representative Sample

In Espenscheid v. DirectSat USA, LLC, Case No. 12-1943 (7th Cir. Feb. 4, 2013), in a combined collective/class action asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, three satellite installation technicians...more

Seventh Circuit Addresses FLSA Class Certification Standards

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that the same standards governing Rule 23 class certification claims apply to wage-and-hour “collective action” claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

Seventh Circuit Holds That FLSA and Rule 23 Certification Standards Are the Same and Affirms Denial of Certification Based on Lack...

A recent opinion by the Seventh Circuit holds that the standard for certifying a collective action under the FLSA is the same as the standard applied to a class action under Rule 23....more

Ohio District Court Decertifies Class of Health Care Workers in Meal Break Case

We’ve commented several times in the past on the importance of the second phase of the two-step procedure now commonly employed by district courts in Fair Labor Standards Act cases. Under that procedure, courts will...more

New Seventh Circuit Decision May Pave the Way for More Stringent Certification Standards in FLSA Collective Actions

In a decision that may significantly impact certification and decertification decisions in FLSA collective actions, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decertification of a Rule 23 class and...more

New 7th Circuit Opinion Explains Plaintiff's Obligation to Have a Trial Plan to Maintain Class Certification

On February 4, 2013 in Espenscheid v. DirectSat USA, LLC , a Seventh Circuit panel unanimously affirmed a Wisconsin District Court judge's decision to decertify a large off-the-clock overtime class action. Judge Richard...more

Developments in Law, Factual Discovery Lead Federal Judge to Decertify Class Action

In Campbell v. First American, a federal judge in Maine has issued a ruling decertifying a class action involving claims that First American Title Insurance Co. overcharged refinance customers for their title insurance....more

Illinois Supreme Court Takes Broad View of Courts' Power to Decertify a Class

Section 2-802(a) of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that an order certifying a class action “may be conditional and may be amended before a decision on the merits.” 735 ILCS 5/2-802(a)....more

Pennsylvania Court Decertifies Class in Fiduciary Breach Case Against H & R Block

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week upheld the decertification of a class of H&R Block customers challenging the tax preparer’s “Rapid Refund” program as deceptive, holding that the existence of a confidential...more

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