Class Action Defense Blog

By Alex W. Karasik, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and George J. Schaller Duane Morris Takeaways:  In Mobley v. Workday, Inc., Case No. 23-CV-770 (N.D. Cal. July 12, 2024) (ECF No. 80), Judge Rita F. Lin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part Workday’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Jennifer A. Riley, and George J. Schaller Duane Morris Takeaways: In EEOC v. Cambridge Transportation., Inc., No. 0:23-MC-00101, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118857 (D. Minn. July 8, 2024), Judge Nancy E. Brasel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota accepted U.S. Magistrate Judge Dulce J. Foster’s Report

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Gregory S. Slotnick, and James Hearon Duane Morris Takeaways: On July 10, 2024, in William Pace v. Hamilton Cove, A-4-23 (July 10, 2024 N.J.), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that consumer contract provisions waiving class actions are lawful under New Jersey law, even if they are not directly connected

Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partner Jerry Maatman and special counsel Brandon Spurlock with their discussion of key decisions addressing a myriad of procedural issues in class action litigation. Check out today’s episode and subscribe to our show from your preferred podcast platform: Spotify, Amazon

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Justin R. Donoho, and Nathan Norimoto Duane Morris Takeaways:  On July 5, 2024, in Jones, et al. v. Peloton Interactive, Inc., No. 23-CV-1082, 2024 WL 3315989 (S.D. Cal. July 5, 2024), Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied a motion to dismiss

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley Duane Morris Takeaway: In the first half of 2024, across all major types of class actions, courts issued rulings on 203 motions to grant or deny class certification, and plaintiffs succeeded in obtaining or maintaining certification in 138 rulings, with an overall success rate of 68%.

Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partner Jerry Maatman and associates Emilee Crowther and Derek Franklin with their discussion of key rulings and trends in class action litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Check out today’s episode and subscribe to our show from your