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California Employment Law Notes - September 2017

Jobseeker Website May Be Compelled To Disclose Identity Of Anonymous Posters Who Criticized Employer - ZL Technologies, Inc. v. Does 1-7, 13 Cal. App. 5th 603 (2017) - ZL Technologies brought suit, alleging libel per se and...more

EEOC’s Motion For Sanctions Granted Over Employer’s Failure To Preserve And Produce Records

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an EEOC lawsuit alleging that an employer failed to reasonably accommodate its Muslim employees’ requests for prayer breaks, a federal court in Colorado granted the EEOC’s motion for sanctions — as a...more

Multi-District Litigation Reform and the “Fairness in Class Action Act”

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In addition to it taking a swipe at class actions, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (the “Fairness in Class Action Act”), would lead to multi-district litigation...more

Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Court of Appeal affirmed a denial of class certification on the ground that the plaintiff’s expert report failed to establish claims could be determined on common evidence. The ruling...more

Looking Forward: Canadian Class Actions in 2017

by Bennett Jones LLP on

As we start 2017, uncertainty abounds. Donald J. Trump’s ascension to the Presidency and populist movements in Europe and Britain are set to upend global norms and challenge the status quo. Serious questions are being raised...more

California Court Provides Additional Guidance on Timekeeping Rounding, Grace Period Claims

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Under California law, employers’ policies may permit rounding of employee timecard entries to the nearest tenth of an hour (six minutes), the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal has affirmed. Silva v....more

Defence & Indemnity - December 2016: II. LIABILITY ISSUES

by Field Law on

New privacy torts of intrusion upon seclusion and public disclosure of private facts were supported in Canada. R. v. John Doe, 2016 FCA 191, per Ryer J.A, Boivin J.A. and De Montigny J.A....more

Trump University Class Action Roaring Towards Trial

by Bennett Jones LLP on

This is a big week for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The champagne glasses won’t be dry and put away before Trump’s lawyers will be arguing a series of pre-trial motions in Low v Trump University, a U.S. class action...more

Potential Secondary Effects of Regulatory Examinations: Evidentiary Issues and Preclusion in Parallel Litigation

by Carlton Fields on

Increasingly aggressive and adversarial examinations by state regulators can expose insurers to troubling evidentiary issues in subsequent individual and class action litigation. Plaintiffs’ counsel may seek to admit into...more

[Webinar] How to Navigate the Antitrust Cartel Labyrinth - October 27th, 12:00p.m. EDT

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Antitrust class action price-fixing claims are among the most costly corporate litigation your company or client can face. In many cases, plaintiffs seek to plead and prove the alleged cartel through alleged indirect...more

The Seventh Circuit Empowers Litigants to Revisit Class Definitions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Class actions, and Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, have long been rife with controversy. It’s safe to assume that the Seventh Circuit’s decision last week in Fonder v. Sheriff of Kankakee Cnty., No. 15-2905...more

Post-Tyson Foods, Defendants Should Take the Offensive in Discovery Sampling

by BakerHostetler on

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Tyson Foods and in light of the greater emphasis on proportionality in the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, defendants can expect to see an increase in the use of sampling in...more

Representative Evidence May Or May Not Be Sufficient

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

A recent U.S. Supreme Court case holding that representative evidence can be used in class/collective actions to the same extent that it could be used in an individual action may not have the broad application hoped for by...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Representative Statistical Evidence to Establish Class-wide Liability in Tyson Foods Overtime...

In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed a $2.9 million judgment in a class action for unpaid overtime wages against Tyson Foods Inc. (Tyson) in which employee class members relied on...more

Recent Decision Clarifies Availability of Defences at the Leave Stage in Statutory Securities Class Actions

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s (Court) recent decision in Rahimi v. SouthGobi Resources (Rahimi) confirms that courts will consider and evaluate defences at the leave stage of a statutory secondary market disclosure...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 6, Issue 4

Five social media law issues to discuss with your clients - The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this...more

September 2015: Appellate Update

Postscript to the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2014 Term. The Supreme Court of the United States completed its October 2014 term in June, having decided a number of matters of wide public interest. Among the most notable was...more

The $5 Million CAFA Question: Can You Provide Evidentiary Proof?

In December, we wrote about the recent Supreme Court decision in Owens v. Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. In Owens, the Court held that class action defendants need not provide evidentiary submissions in support of their...more

Missouri Appellate Court Rejects Evidentiary Hearing, Reinstates Asbestos Class Claims

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Finding that only a narrow evidentiary review is appropriate when certifying a class under Missouri state law, a Missouri appeals court reversed a trial court’s decision to deny class certification in a suit alleging asbestos...more

The Preliminary Merits Test for Secondary Market Claims is Not Just a “Speed Bump” to Certification: The Supreme Court of Canada...

by DLA Piper on

Following amendments made in the last decade to various provincial Securities Acts to include statutory causes of action in the secondary market against public issuers for misrepresentation and/or failure to make timely...more

Ninth Circuit Issues Companion Cases Addressing Evidence Required To Show That The Amount In Controversy Requirement Has Been Met...

by Carlton Fields on

Through a pair of opinions issued the same day, the Ninth Circuit attempted to clarify the evidence required for a defendant to meet its burden of showing that the amount in controversy exceeds CAFA’s $5 million threshold...more

Employer Prevails on Misclassification Claim Where Employee Fails to Prove Hours Worked

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Greg Holaway worked as a Field Service Engineer for Stratasys, Inc. He was categorized as exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requiring the payment of overtime. Even though his title was...more

Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owens

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, No. 13-719. This case involves whether a defendant must provide evidence with its notice of removal under the Class Action...more

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Securities Fraud Class Certification, Remands for Evidence to Rebut Presumption of Market Efficiency

by Carlton Fields on

In Local 703 v. Regions Financial Corp., No. 12:14168 (Aug. 6, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit reviewed the certification of a securities fraud class action brought by investors against Regions for allegedly misrepresenting its...more

California Courts May No Longer Be Able to Certify a Ham Sandwich

Commentators have quipped that class certification is so easy in California that with little effort a group of plaintiffs could certify even a ham sandwich. In fact, we have seen a proliferation of recent appellate decisions...more

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