Today, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance filed a class action complaint on behalf roughly 5,000 New York City Uber drivers against Uber Technologies and its related entities.
Fourth Circuit Allows Casino Workers to Proceed with Putative Class and Collective Action for Unpaid Training Time at “Dealer School”
The Fourth Circuit recently decided in Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC that casino workers may proceed with a putative class action alleging that their unpaid attendance at a Maryland casino’s “dealer school” violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Maryland wage laws.
Supreme Court Requires Plaintiffs to Show Harm or Risk of Harm, Not Bare Procedural Violation, to Get Statutory Damages
Last year, we noted that the Supreme Court had granted certiorari in a case that could limit the ability of plaintiffs to sue defendants over bare statutory violations without the showing of actual injury.
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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 class action discovery as plaintiffs attempt to use statistical evidence to establish both liability and damages.
The FDA soon will regulate e-cigarette makers and distributors. The rules present new hurdles for manufacturers of existing e-cigarette products as well as future products.
5 Wishes for Securities Litigation Defense: Greater Insurer Involvement in Defense-Counsel Selection and Strategy
One of my “5 Wishes for Securities Litigation Defense” last month was for greater D&O insurer involvement in securities class action defense.
Lewis V. Epic Systems Opinion – Seventh Circuit Swimming Against the Tide On Mandatory Individual Arbitration
In a sweeping May 26 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit shook up the arbitral landscape and created a remarkable circuit split regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class action waivers in the employment sector.
8th Circuit Court Finds Class Action Inappropriate to Resolve Neighborhood Claims for Damages Arising from Environmental Contamination
The Eighth Circuit found that a class action could not be sustained in an environmental pollution case because “the class lacks the requisite commonality and cohesiveness to satisfy Rule 23.”
What happens when a change in the law arguably gives fresh life to a previously failed certification motion?