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Attorney: Emily M. Melvin

July 23, 2021 Emily M. Melvin
Posted in  Daubert and Admissibility at Class Certification

Key case update: Sixth Circuit joins Eighth and Ninth Circuits in allowing inadmissible evidence at class certification

In Lyngaas v. Ag, 992 F.3d 412 (6th Cir. 2021), the Sixth Circuit held that evidence supporting class certification need not be admissible at the class certification stage, widening the circuit split on this issue.  Notably, the Sixth Circuit did not expressly address whether its ruling applied to expert testimony—the […]

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September 29, 2020 Emily M. Melvin
Posted in  Ascertainability

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 courtroom, legislature, and public arena, […]

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