Daniel Villalpando sued three companies–Exel Direct, Inc., Deutsche Post DHL, and DHL Express (USA), Inc.—in California state court for underpaying him and drivers like him by misclassifying them as independent contractors. The defendants removed the case to the Northern District of California under the auspices of the Class Action Fairness Act. Mr. Villalpando moved
Gaming CAFA Doesn’t Pay, At Least Not in the Eighth Circuit
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Sometimes, the most interesting cases, from both a strategic and an equities standpoint, are hidden in the weeds of a statute. For example, take the lengthily named case Graphic Communications Local 1B Health & Welfare Fund "A" v. CVS Caremark Corp., 636 F.3d 971 (2011).
In Graphic Communications, the plaintiffs originally sued the defendants…