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Category: Class Action Basics

December 15, 2021 Matthew B. Gibbons
Posted in  Class Action Basics Other Collective Action Mechanisms

The Third Circuit Races to Clarify the Interaction of FLSA and Rule 23

In its recent decision in In re Citizens Bank, N.A., 15 F.4th 607, 611 (3d Cir. 2021), the Third Circuit provided important guidance on the relationship between the opt-in collective action mechanism of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 216(b), and the opt-out class action mechanism of Rule […]

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November 16, 2021 Joseph D. Hammond Emily M. Melvin
Posted in  Class Action Basics

Swinging Blades, Tripwires, and Zombies, inter alia: the Adventurer’s Guide to Hidden Hazards in Class-Action Defense

Class-action litigation is rife with obvious hazards such as potentially huge exposure and unique procedural rules.  Class actions are also riddled with hidden traps:  lesser-known rules and evolving doctrines that can trip up the unsuspecting attorney.  We point out some traps so that you can leap over, run around, and/or […]

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