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The Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Defendants Need Not Plead An Arbitration Defense To Defeat Class Certification
Eventually, Plaintiff filed a motion to certify the case as a class action and PartsSource opposed the motion.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Half Baked: Illinois Legislature Includes Some Employer Protections In New Recreational Cannabis Law – But Beware The Traps
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
21 Jun 2019
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United States
17 Jun 2019
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Ninth Circuit Rules That Varying State Laws Do Not Defeat Predominance Requirement In Class Action Settlement Context
Satisfying Rule 23(b)(3)'s predominance requirement is undoubtedly a challenge when it comes to a nationwide class.
United States
12 Jun 2019
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Are Not Entitled To Removal Under The CAFA
Jackson moved to remand the case to state court and amended his third-party complaint to remove any reference to Citibank.
United States
31 May 2019
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Illinois Marijuana Legislation Update: Senate Bill Would Protect Employers' Rights
The Illinois General Assembly has been working on a marijuana legalization bill this session.
United States
23 May 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That The Deadline To Appeal A Class Certification Order Is Not Subject To Equitable Tolling
Seyfarth Synopsis: To take an immediate appeal from a federal district court's order granting or denying class certification,
United States
7 Mar 2019
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The 2018 Judicial Hellholes Report On The Worst Jurisdictions For Defendants
Seyfarth Synopsis: Every year the American Tort Reform Association ("ATRA") publishes its "Judicial Hellholes Report."
United States
10 Dec 2018
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Illinois Appellate Court Rules That Class Settlement Objectors Engaged In Fraud On The Court
Professional class settlement objectors can be a thorn-in-the-side for employers and class counsel attempting to settle class actions.
United States
26 Nov 2018
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Federal Court Rules That An EEOC Lawsuit Is Not Barred By Bankruptcy Code's Automatic Stay
The government's anti-discrimination watchdog can be extremely aggressive in pursuing discrimination claims, including pursuing those claims after an employer files for bankruptcy.
United States
17 Oct 2018
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Fourth Circuit Sides With EEOC: Back Pay Damages Are Mandatory Under The ADEA
Seyfarth Synopsis: Although back pay has been awarded in Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) cases for quite some time, few courts have specifically addressed whether these damages
United States
26 Sep 2018
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Seventh Circuit Allows Objector To Recover Fees From Class Counsel's Fee Award
Seyfarth Synopsis: In an opinion laced with frustration over a third appeal in a class action involving attorneys' fees, the Seventh Circuit ruled that an objector was entitled to recover attorneys' fees ...
United States
14 Aug 2018
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Court Rejects Individual Pattern And Practice Claim And Enforces Arbitration Agreement In Discrimination Case
Employers faced with class actions involving a mix of class members who signed and did not sign arbitration agreements should be careful to preserve their right to enforce the agreements.
United States
2 Aug 2018
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Tenth Circuit Reaffirms That Title VII Does Not Require Employers To Offer An Employee Their "Preferred" Religious Accommodation
Title VII requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for an employee's religious practices.
United States
26 Jul 2018
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Tenth Circuit Reaffirms That Title VII Does Not Require Employers To Offer An Employee Their "Preferred" Religious Accommodation
Seyfarth Synopsis: Title VII requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for an employee's religious practices.
United States
16 Jul 2018
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New Class Action Litigation Risks (Video)
Seyfarth Synopsis: In September 2017, our blog posted a video highlighting an emerging class action litigation risk for employers – the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy, commonly known as "BIPA."
United States
26 Apr 2018
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District Court Awards Punitive Damages In Sex-Based Harassment EEOC Suit
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 ...
United States
23 Nov 2017
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U.S. Supreme Court's Narrow Application Of Specific Jurisdiction Will Impede Forum Shopping In Class Actions
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court of California, et al., No. 16-466 (U.S. June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court articulated the narrow circumstances under which specific jurisdiction...
United States
12 Jul 2017
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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, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a procedural issue that is of importance in any class action in terms of when and in what circumstances a plaintiff may appeal orders...
United States
21 Jun 2017
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