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Updating Guidelines And Asking For Dough: EEOC’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan & 2019 Budget Request

Seyfarth Synopsis: This month the EEOC released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, which focuses on preventing and combating discrimination and improving the EEOC’s organizational functionality. It also released the agency’s 2019...more

Dollars And Sense: Federal Court Refuses To Enjoin State Court Squabble Over Attorneys’ Fees

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a TCPA class action where final settlement (including attorneys’ fees) had already received final approval, a federal district court in California denied class counsel’s request to enjoin a pending...more

Seyfarth Shaw’s Jerry Maatman And Bloomberg’s Perry Cooper Present “Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel...

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on “Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel Discussion.”...more

California Court “Swipes Left” And Reverses Tinder’s Age-Based Price Discrimination Win

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a class action lawsuit alleging that Tinder discriminated on the basis of age in violation of California state laws by charging consumers age 30 and over a higher price for Tinder Plus subscriptions, the...more

Nixing Nationwide Class Action Claims: Federal Court Ruling Provides Blueprint For Businesses

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a nationwide consumer fraud class action involving false labeling claims under various state laws, a federal district court in Illinois granted the company’s motion to dismiss claims relative to a...more

[Webinar / Event] Top Trends in Workplace Class Action Litigation - February 6th, Chicago, IL / 12:00pm ET

Join Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper and Seyfarth Partner Gerald Maatman for a webinar and panel discussion marking the release of Seyfarth’s 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report....more

4 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2017: #3 Governmental Enforcement Litigation

Seyfarth Synopsis: Despite the major ideological shift that occurred within American politics in 2017, government-initiated litigation continued to flourish if not increase even after with the election of the pro-business...more

4 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2017: #2 Class Certification

Seyfarth Synopsis: As our 2018 Workplace Class Action Report describes, 2017 was quite an interesting year for employers in terms of class certification rulings. Though courts issued many favorable class certification...more

4 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2017: #1 Class Action Settlements

Seyfarth Synopsis: The monetary value of the top workplace class action settlements skyrocketed in 2017. Though all-time highs in this category were reached in each of the past three years, this year’s Report found that...more

2017’s Top 5 Most Intriguing Developments in EEOC-Initiated Litigation (And A Preview of Our Annual EEOC Litigation Report)

Seyfarth Synopsis: We are once again pleased to offer our loyal blog readers a breakdown of the five most intriguing developments in EEOC litigation in 2017, in addition to a pre-publication preview of our annual report on...more

Illinois’ BIPA statute – Finally Some Good News for Employers

Seyfarth Synopsis: As the number of class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) has exploded in the last six months, defendants have been eagerly awaiting guidance...more

Illinois Appellate Court Turns The Tide In Favor Of Employers In Class Actions Brought Under The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

Seyfarth Synopsis: As the number of class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”) has exploded in the last six months, defendants have been eagerly awaiting guidance...more

Class Action Cash-In: 7th Circuit Allows Attorneys’ Fees To Exceed Plaintiffs’ Payout

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a class action asserting claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and statutory fraud in regards to the sale of general-use, pre-paid gift cards, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the final approval...more

Google Dodges Gender Discrimination Class Action For Now

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Ellis v. Google, Inc., No. CGC-17-561299 (Cal Sup. Ct. Dec. 4, 2017), Judge Mary Wiss of the Superior Court of California granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by Google employees...more

The 2017 Judicial Hellholes Report Is Out And Makes For An Interesting Read

Seyfarth Synopsis: Each year the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report” that focuses on litigation problems in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the...more

Court Refuses To Release Correctional Facility Employer From Age Discrimination Suit, But Orders The EEOC To Identify Aggrieved...

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an ADEA action brought by the EEOC alleging that the New Mexico Department of Corrections failed to promote correctional officers over the age of 40, a federal district court in New Mexico denied the...more

Ouch: EEOC Gets Summary Judgment Win Relative To Employer’s Medical Testing

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an ADA action alleging that a maker of train components discriminated against a group of applicants by regarding them as disabled, a federal district court in Illinois granted the EEOC’s partial motion...more

The Second Circuit Weighs In On Tidal Wave Of Class Actions Under The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act

Seyfarth Synopsis: As biometric technology has become more advanced and affordable, more companies and employers have begun implementing procedures and systems that rely on biometric data. ...more

District Court Awards Punitive Damages In Sex-Based Harassment EEOC Suit

Seyfarth Synopsis: In E.E.O.C. v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C. No. CV 16-225, 2017 WL 5493975, at *2 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 16, 2017), a default judgement of liability was entered against the defendant company for sex-based...more

Bulldozing The Backlog & Doubling Filings: EEOC’s 2017 Performance And Accountability Report Shows Decreased Inventory And A Surge...

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 15, 2017, the EEOC released its annual Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2017 – its internal “report card” for its fiscal year 2017. The report touts the EEOC’s progress in...more

What Employers Should Know About The EEOC’s New Focus

Seyfarth Synopsis: Blog readers will recall our Vlog in early October recapping the EEOC’s 2017 Fiscal Year. Today, Jerry Maatman of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP discusses recent developments from the EEOC that ought to be “required...more

The Class Action Jurisprudence Of Judge Richard Posner

Seyfarth Synopsis: In early September of 2017, Judge Richard Posner announced his retirement from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a position he had held since his appointment by President Reagan in 1981. ...more

Ongoing Debate Over Scope Of Workplace Bias Law

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an agency memorandum stating that the language contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “does not prohibit discrimination based...more

FY 2017 Litigation Scorecard For The EEOC – What Employers Should Know

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the EEOC’s Fiscal Year ending on September 30, 2017, loyal blog readers know that our firm has been busy analyzing the major trends of FY 2017 on the EEOC litigation front. In this video, Jerry Maatman...more

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