2011 a “transformative year” for workplace class action litigation

Seyfarth Shaw’s latest report indicates that last year’s cases and trends will shape lawsuits in 2012

There’s no doubt about it: 2011 was a big year for class action litigation. Experts say a number of last year’s trends and cases are likely to shape the litigation landscape in 2012, particularly within the workplace class action arena.

Seyfarth Shaw recently released its eighth annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which analyzes nearly 1,000 rulings and major settlements from 2011. The report notes that a number of factors—including the economy, an increasingly aggressive plaintiffs bar, revamped state and federal enforcement regimes, and major Supreme Court rulings—will impact labor and employment litigation this year and in years to come.

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