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Daily Journal publishes Hunter Pyle article regarding Class Actions.

June 28, 2016

The Daily Journal recently published a piece by Mr. Pyle regarding class actions.  The article focuses on the recent case of Vaquero v. Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., 2016 DJDAR 5477 (June 8, 2016), in whichthe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals does three things that will significantly impact wage and hour class actions. First, it limits the impact of Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), with respect to the issue of commonality. Second, it limits the impact of Comcast v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), with respect to predominance. Last, it underscores the 9th Circuit rule that the need for individualized findings with respect to damages does not defeat class certification. Vaquero therefore will undoubtedly lead to more wage and hour classes being certified in California.

 

 

Tanya Tambling and Hunter Pyle to present at Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic

Attorneys Tanya Tambling and Hunter Pyle will be presenting at the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  They will be discussing disability discrimination in the workplace, as well as some examples from the cases that they have handled.  I

 

The clinic is organized by Alexis M. Alvarez, Staff Attorney for the Disability Rights Program of Legal Aid at Work (formerly known as the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center).  LAW delivers on the promise of justice for low-income people.  It provides free direct services to thousands of people each year through clinics and helplines.  It also offer extensive legal information for free online and in trainings, litigates individual and class actions, and advocates for new policies and laws. Details: www.legalaidatwork.org.