Supreme Court Allows Removal of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence in Removal Notice of Amount-in-Controversy

Supreme Court Allows Removal of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence in Removal Notice of Amount-in-Controversy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 vote today — across perceived “liberal/conservative” lines, at least until the very end — that defendants may remove class action lawsuits under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) without submitting evidence to support the $5 million amount-in-controversy threshold.

Fifth Circuit Rules That Plaintiffs’ Desire to Conduct Class-Wide Discovery Cannot Defeat Summary Judgment On Individual USERRA Claims

Fifth Circuit Rules That Plaintiffs’ Desire to Conduct Class-Wide Discovery Cannot Defeat Summary Judgment On Individual USERRA Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued its decision in Calder et al. v. Continental Airlines, Inc., No. 14-20291 (5th. Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), affirming the district court’s award of summary judgment in favor of Continental on Plaintiffs’ Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) claims.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Security Screening Time is Non-Compensable Under Federal Law and the Portal-to-Portal Act

By | Labor & Employment Law Blog | December 11, 2014

In a decision issued on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employees are not entitled to compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for the time they spend waiting to undergo, and actually do undergo, security screenings.