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Split U.S. Supreme Court Says Individual, Collective Claims Mooted By Judgment Offer
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individual and collective claims by the sole named plaintiff in a wage-and-hour collective action were rendered moot once her employer offered judgment in an amount that represented alleged unpaid wages plus attorney... Read More

Abbey Spanier: California Appeals Court Reverses Its Previous Denial of Class Certification In Light Of Brinker Decision
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Abbey Spanier

Plaintiffs brought a class action on behalf of approximately 4,000 current and former employees of Boyd & Associates, Inc. which provides security guard services. Plaintiffs alleged that Boyd denied off-duty meal breaks and off-duty rest breaks and... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: Court Rejects Saxon’s Bid To Dismiss HAMP Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Abbey Spanier

We have another update regarding litigation involving the United States Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”). See some of our HAMP related posts here, here and here . As explained in some of our prior posts, the HAMP... Read More

AbbeySpanier LLP: Court Certifies Class Of Rite Aid Store Managers Under Rule 23
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A former Rite Aid store manager filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York alleging that Rite Aid failed to pay its store managers overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (the... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: JPMorgan Loses Bid to Prohibit Class Arbitrations
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A California federal judge denied JPMorgan’s motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis. Two former JPMorgan employees filed a class action complaint alleging violations of state and federal labor laws on behalf of JPMorgan appraisers.... Read More

Supreme Court To Hear FLSA Lawsuit Over What Constitutes 'Changing Clothes'
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 agreed to hear the appeal of a class lawsuit over what constitutes "changing clothes" under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( Clifton Sandifer, et al. v. United... Read More

Sidley Austin LLP Adds Steven T. Catlett To Labor And Employment Practice In Chicago
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that it has added Steven T. Catlett as a partner to the firm's labor and employment practice in Chicago. A 25-year legal veteran, Catlett is a well-known and highly regarded class action litigator, who... Read More