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Spokeo case may return to U.S. Supreme Court after Ninth Circuit ruling about concrete harm, attorney says

Karen Kidd Sep. 26, 2017, 1:01pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case in which an appeals court recently and again upheld a plaintiff's standing to pursue his claims in federal court might be on its way back to the U.S. Supreme Court, a labor and employment attorney said during a recent interview.

Study: New York, California courts ‘magnets’ for workplace class actions

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 13, 2017, 8:46am

According to a Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s statistical study of class certification rulings in 2016, more conditional certification motions were granted within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit than any other courts in the country.

Florida U.S. District Court decertifies class of Haitian seasonal farm workers

Cassandra Stone Dec. 29, 2016, 9:14am

A group of seasonal workers who were hired to pick blueberries from Clear Springs Farming filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, citing discrimination and lack of compensation.

California Supreme Court rules retirement is the same as quitting when it comes to a final paycheck

Katelyn Kivel Sep. 6, 2016, 10:08am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- A retiring employee is considered to be quitting, the California Supreme Court has ruled in McLean v. State of California.

TransAm Trucking denied appeal in alleged retaliation case

Dawn Geske Sep. 6, 2016, 9:44am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has denied a trucking company's request to overturn a decision that said it retaliated against a former employee who left a trailer on the side of the road.

Judge rules creditors’ uncompleted phone calls to debtors still considered 'communication'

Dawn Brotherton Aug. 15, 2016, 9:20am

WOBURN, Mass. (Legal Newsline) — A Massachusetts Superior Court judge has ruled that missed phone calls directed to voicemail where no message is left are considered communication with a debtor.

FLSA Rising: Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits up sharply, still surging in federal courts

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Aug. 24, 2015, 9:10am

Because of the implementation of statutory damages, FLSA lawsuits are on the rise. Companies like Jimmy John's are facing claims that they owe overtime wages to employees whom they previously only paid salaries.