The Trump Justice Department's Aversion to Class Actions Will Have Wide Impact
The recent switch by the Trump administration's U.S. Justice Department from opposing to defending bans on class actions in workplace arbitration agreements will have consequences beyond a trio of challenges the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear this fall. The government this week, citing the high court switch, said it will no longer defend a class action provision in the U.S. Labor Department's fiduciary rule.
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The recent switch by the Trump administration’s U.S. Justice Department from opposing to defending bans on class actions in workplace arbitration agreements will have consequences beyond a trio of challenges the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear this fall.
A federal magistrate judge has denied an effort by PricewaterhouseCoopers to seal the number of would-be class members in an age discrimination suit that claims the accounting and consulting firm unlawfully struck older job applicants from employment consideration. The plaintiff's attorneys estimated that some 14,000 potential job applicants over age 40 could be part of the affected class.
This past year Kevin Kennedy of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett handled blockbuster debt deals involving two of tech's biggest names: Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. Kennedy told The Recorder about the value of having long-term loyal clients—and a memorable telephone number.
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