Supreme Court Rules FLSA Class Action Properly Dismissed For Mootness

On April 16, 2013, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing for a 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a collective action brought by a worker under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was properly dismissed because the worker’s suit was moot and no longer justiciable when she failed to accept an offer of judgment from her employer. According to the Court, “the worker had no personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from mootness.”

Court Certifies 1.5 Million Member Class In Sex Bias Case

Finds Common Issues Of Fact And Law Support Class Action A federal appellate court recently approved class certification in a sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of approximately 1.5 million current and former female workers employed by Wal-Mart. The majority held that there was sufficient evidence to “support the plaintiffs’ contention that female employees nationwide