Fourth Circuit Grants Mr. Dee’s Rule 23(f) Petition to Appeal Partial Denial of Certification

Richmond, VA, November 6, 2023 — The Fourth Circuit granted Plaintiff Mr. Dee’s Rule 23(f) petition for permission to appeal the denial of certification of a manufacturer class in an antitrust price-fixing case against Defendants CCC, Inmar, Inc., Carolina Manufacturer’s Services, Inc., and Carolina Services (collectively “Inmar”) related to a conspiracy with International Outsourcing Services…


K&L Argues to Ninth Circuit That Section 1981 Extends to U.S. Citizens

Honolulu, HI, Oct. 4, 2023 — The Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in Honolulu on the issue of whether 42 U.S.C. § 1981 extends to citizenship discrimination claims against U.S. citizens, in Rajaram v. Meta Platforms, Inc., No. 22-16870 (9th Cir.). Mr. Rajaram sued Meta (Facebook) for citizenship discrimination, alleging that Meta prefers to hire…


Manufacturers Seek Leave to Appeal Denial of Certification in Coupon Processing Price-Fixing Conspiracy Case

Richmond, VA, September 5, 2023 – Plaintiffs in an antitrust conspiracy case involving coupon processing filed a Rule 23(f) petition today with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals requesting permission to file an interlocutory appeal of an order denying certification of a class of manufacturers who paid shipping fees to Carolina Coupon Clearing, Inc. (“CCC”)…


Court Grants Class Certification for Retailers That Paid Coupon Processing Shipping Fees

Greensboro, NC, August 23, 2023 – A class was certified today composed of 323 retailers who paid coupon processing shipping fees to Carolina Coupon Clearing, Inc. (“CCC”) between April 11, 2001 and March 28, 2007. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants CCC, Inmar, Inc., Carolina Manufacturer’s Services, Inc., and Carolina Services (collectively “Inmar”) entered into a per…


Class Action Discrimination Trial Against Cognizant Technology Solutions Ends in Jury Deadlocked 6-2 for Plaintiffs and Class of Approximately 2,400 Individuals; Retrial Set for February 20, 2024.

Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2023 — A two-week trial of race and national origin discrimination claims brought against Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in federal court ended in a mistrial because the jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.  The jurors were split 6 to 2 in favor of Plaintiffs and the Class.  A re-trial…


Third Circuit Vacates Order Granting Tech Mahindra’s Motion to Dismiss Class Action Discrimination Complaint.

Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2023 – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the District Court’s Order and remanded the case to the District of New Jersey to determine whether wrong-forum tolling applies to Plaintiff-Appellant Lee Williams’ class discrimination claims and/or whether Williams has plausibly plead a prima facie pattern-or-practice claim of discrimination against Tech…


Ninth Circuit Appeal Over Section 1981’s Applicability to Claims of Citizenship Discrimination Against U.S. Citizens.

San Francisco, CA, May 23, 2023 – Plaintiff-Appellant Purushothaman Rajaram completed briefing today in a Ninth Circuit appeal on the issue of whether 42 U.S.C. § 1981 covers citizenship discrimination claims against U.S. citizens. Rajaram sued Meta (Facebook) for citizenship discrimination, alleging that Meta prefers to hire foreign visa workers rather than U.S. citizens for…


Kotchen & Low LLP Retained by Plaintiffs in Pending Class Action Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit Against Bozzuto’s Inc.

New Haven, CT, March 21, 2023 – Kotchen & Low LLP has been retained by the Law Offices of Nitor Egbarin and Plaintiffs Donrudy Loiseau, Quinton Hebron, and Dwayne Small to represent Plaintiffs in a pending class action lawsuit filed against Bozzuto’s Inc. and three of its employees: James Jones, Chuck Cerreta, and Joel Santiago….


Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of False Claims Lawsuit Against HCL to Second Circuit

New York, NY, November 29, 2022 – Plaintiffs/Relators-Appellants have appealed the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut’s Order granting HCL Technologies Ltd. and HCL America, Inc.’s (“HCL’s”) Motion to Dismiss Relators’ reverse-False Claims Act (“FCA”) claims. Relators allege that HCL engages in pervasive and widespread visa fraud in applying for and securing visas…