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Did You Know…A Sea Change in Class Action Certification

Posted in Class Actions, Litigation

In Comcast v. Behrend, a class action case involving how much Comcast charged cable TV subscribers, the United States Supreme Court held that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce admissible evidence to show that the case is susceptible to awarding damages on a class-wide basis.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority… Continue Reading

Did You Know…U.S. Supreme Court Ends Plaintiff’s CAFA Jurisdictional Gamesmanship

Posted in Class Actions, Litigation

The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles that plaintiffs bringing class actions cannot avoid federal jurisdiction by representing that the class will seek less than $5 million in damages — the threshold beyond which defendants can remove a lawsuit initially filed in state court to federal court pursuant… Continue Reading

Did You Know…The California Supreme Court Has Clarified Meal and Rest Period Obligations

Posted in Class Actions, Court Decisions, Wage and Hour

The California Supreme Court finally issued its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.  In a unanimous opinion, the Court held employers (1) need only provide meal and rest periods, not ensure nor police that they are taken, (2) are not required to provide a meal period every five hours (no rolling meal… Continue Reading