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Fifth Circuit Rules That The EEOC Can't Mess With Texas Over Criminal Background Checks
Seyfarth Synopsis: In the latest battle of the multi-year showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas asserted that the EEOC's 2012 "Enforcement Guidance
United States
13 Aug 2019
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Biometric Privacy Class Actions By The Numbers: Analyzing Illinois' Hottest Class Action Trend
Despite the BIPA being enacted in 2008, the first class action under this law was not filed until 2015.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Following Supervisor's "Not Working Out" Comment, EEOC Defeats Employer's Motion For Summary Judgment In ADA Lawsuit
Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal district court in Arkansas recently denied an employer's motion for summary judgment on two EEOC-initiated ADA claims – in EEOC v. Crain Automotive Holdings LLC,
United States
7 May 2019
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Newly Proposed Legislation To Restrict Biometric Privacy Class Actions In Illinois
Seyfarth Synopsis: Although the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags may have upped the ante for employers facing litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information
United States
11 Apr 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Interpreting The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
The Illinois Supreme Court held in its first ever ruling concerning the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA") that a person need not have sustained actual damage beyond technical violations of BIPA in order to pursue claims for damages.
United States
30 Jan 2019
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Sixth Circuit Holds Class Certification On Issues Is Appropriate In Toxic Tort Action
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a toxic tort class action stemming from automotive and dry cleaning facilities' alleged contamination of groundwater near Dayton, Ohio ...
United States
28 Aug 2018
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Federal Court Scuttles Class Action Settlement Objectors' Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Plaintiff Class Action Firm
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...
United States
14 Aug 2018
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Federal Court Scuttles Class Action Settlement Objectors' Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Plaintiff Class Action Firm
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff class action firm alleging that objectors to class action settlements violated both RICO
United States
13 Aug 2018
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California Court Dismisses Deficient Disability Claims In EEOC-Initiated Systemic Action
In an EEOC-initiated systemic lawsuit alleging that a senior living and nursing facility operator violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to offer employees light duty as a reasonable accommodation...
United States
1 Aug 2018
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California Court "Swipes Left" And Reverses Tinder's Age-Based Price Discrimination Win
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 ...
United States
14 Feb 2018
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California Court "Swipes Left" And Reverses Tinder's Age-Based Price Discrimination Win
Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved "Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana" ("the Act"), which allows for, among other things, the recreational use of marijuana.
United States
6 Feb 2018
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Nixing Nationwide Class Action Claims: Federal Court Ruling Provides Blueprint For Businesses
In a nationwide consumer fraud class action involving false labeling claims under various state laws, a federal district court in Illinois granted ...
United States
25 Jan 2018
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Class Action Cash-In: 7th Circuit Allows Attorneys' Fees To Exceed Plaintiffs' Payout
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 ...
United States
27 Dec 2017
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Summary Judgment Denied For Employer Who Circulated Letter About Employee's Disability Discrimination Charge
After an employer circulated a letter to 146 employees discussing an employee's EEOC Charge that alleged discrimination on the basis of his disability in violation of the ADA...
United States
5 Sep 2017
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Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case
After the U.S. Supreme Court clarified in McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327 (U.S. 2017), that the scope of review for employers facing EEOC administrative subpoenas...
United States
5 Jun 2017
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D.C. Court Certifies Three Classes In Race Discrimination Class Action Involving Criminal Background Policy
In a class action alleging that the criminal background policy of Washington D.C.'s local transit authority had a disparate impact on African-Americans, a federal district court recently certified three classes...
United States
19 Apr 2017
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Employer Defeats Novel TCPA Class Action
The ruling ought to be required reading for corporate counsel in order to understand this emerging risk and to craft strategies to protect companies against such claims.
United States
10 Apr 2017
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Now Something Known As "Onionhead" Is A "Religion" For Which The EEOC Can Bring A Religious Discrimination Suit
In an EEOC religious discrimination case, a federal court found that "Onionhead" was a religion for purposes of Title VII.
United States
17 Oct 2016
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Jumping For Joint Employer: The EEOC Files Amicus Brief Supporting Broadened Definition Of Joint Employer In High-Profile NLRB Litigation
Following the NLRB's expansion of the definition of "joint employer" in the high-profile Browning-Ferris case, the EEOC filed an amicus brief supporting the broadening of both agencies' tests for determination...
United States
26 Sep 2016
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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dissolution Of Class Action Consent Decree Due To Plaintiffs' Inaction
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the motion and dissolution of the consent decree on the grounds that the plaintiffs waiting fifteen years to bring their show cause motion.
United States
5 Sep 2016
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