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October 28, 2020 Carson Lane
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Ninth Circuit Decision a Home Run for Minor League Players in Class Action Lawsuit Against the MLB

In the past five years, approximately two-thirds of companies faced at least one labor and employment class action, and within this category, companies overwhelmingly reported that wage and hour matters were of top concern. To defeat class certification by employees, companies commonly utilize two strategies. The first is showing that […]

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September 29, 2020 Emily M. Melvin
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In Blow to Gig Economy, Third Circuit Rules Shoddy Records are No Bar to Class Certification

           Gig economy companies increasingly face class action lawsuits brought by their workers. Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Doordash, and Amazon, to name a few, have confronted multiple lawsuits alleging the companies misclassified employees as independent contractors. While the merits of these claims are vigorously debated in the […]

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August 31, 2020 Joseph D. Hammond
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North Carolina limits defendants’ ability to “pick off” class claims.

Disclaimer:  inside baseball, and also baseball, contained within. In baseball’s version of the “pick-off,” a baserunner is caught standing too far from base and tagged out.  In the legal world, defendants sometimes “pick off” a class action by mooting the named plaintiff’s individual claim before a class has been certified.  […]

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