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Step Right Up: Tentative Ruling Shows Amusement Park Beats Back Bulk of Class Bid

In a mixed ruling, a California state court judge in Villegas v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., Case No. BC505344, issued a decision last week denying certification of eight subclasses of amusement park workers, but indicating she would consider certification of several others pending further briefing.  Basis of Complaint In 2013, a group of four plaintiffs … Continue Reading

For Employers in California, New Proposed “PAGA Unit” of State Agency May Complicate PAGA Representative Actions

Governor Jerry Brown of California recently submitted a proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year which contains significant proposed changes to the operation of the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”), the agency responsible for overseeing the Private Attorney Generals Act of 2004 (“PAGA”), including the creation of a “PAGA Unit” with the authority to … Continue Reading

More Lessons in Class and Collective Actions From Lyft

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past few weeks surrounding Lyft’s proposed class action settlement in Lyft v. Cotter, NDCA Case No. 13-cv-04064-VC. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Lyft will, among other things, (1) pay putative class members $12.25 million; (2) replace its current at-will termination provision with one that allows … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report Fall 2015 Now Available

Below is a link to the latest issue of the Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report.  This report is published on a quarterly basis by our firm’s class action practice group in conjunction with Wolters Kluwer.  We hope you will find this issue to be informative and insightful.  Using our considerable experience in defending hundreds of … Continue Reading
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