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Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partner Jerry Maatman and associate Tyler Zmick with their discussion of an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that is welcome news for BIPA defendants and companies operating in the health care space.
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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley
Duane Morris Takeaways: Annually the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report,” focusing on litigation issues and identifying jurisdictions likely to have unfair and biased administration of justice. The ATRA recently published its 2023-2024 Report and for the first time in the history

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
Duane Morris Takeaways: USA-based companies are experiencing a deluge of class action litigation. Part of the increase is related to ESG-related claims (“Environmental, Social, and Governance”) involving environmental justice, product advertising, employment and DEI, corporate social responsibility, and investment practices. At the National Conference on Class Actions 2023 by BLG

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Katelynn Gray, and Gregory S. Slotnick 
Duane Morris Takeaways:  Lack of adequacy of the named plaintiff in a class action can result in the denial of Rule 23 class certification in appropriate circumstances.  In Cheng, et al. v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., No. 20-CV-01551, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161453 (E.D.N.Y.

By Eden E. Anderson, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Jennifer A. Riley 
Duane Morris Takeaways: In a case with significant consequences for employers, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, No. S274340, on November 8, 2023.  In Estrada, the Supreme Court will decide whether trial courts have inherent authority

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gregory Tsonis
Duane Morris TakeawaysIn a significant development impacting both staffing agencies and their customers, recent legislative changes in Illinois propose to delay implementation of the equal pay provision of the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (IDTLSA) until April 1, 2024.  Further, recent guidance from

Executive Order Targets Safety & Security, Consumer Privacy, And Algorithmic Discrimination

Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partners Jerry Maatman and Alex Karasik and associate George Schaller with their discussion of the landmark Executive Order published by the White House last week regarding artificial intelligence. The

Duane Morris Takeaway: In the first episode of the Duane Morris Business Development 360 podcast, show host Joe West, partner and Duane Morris Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, sits down with Jerry Maatman, partner and chair of Duane Morris Class Action Defense group, who shares the simple, fundamental approach to his thriving practice