Class actions expected to rise this year

Landmark Wal-Mart decision didn’t seem to slow class action litigation

To the surprise of some, class actions are likely to rise in the coming year—at least that’s what a recent report by Seyfarth Shaw is predicting.

In its 9th Annual Class Action Litigation Report, which analyzes the court decisions in workplace law in 1,059 class actions in federal and state courts in 2012, the firm identifies several trends it expects to see in 2013. Those trends included a rise in overall employment-related class action litigation, despite the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.


Cathleen Flahardy

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