The Impact Of Fisher V. Rite-Aid: Part 1

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT) -- This is the first of a two-part series from Seyfarth Shaw LLP examining the impact of Fisher v. Rite-Aid Corp. Part 2 will address the case's effect on arbitration.

Recently, in Fisher v. Rite Aid Corp., Case Nos. 11-1684 & 11-11685, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) opt-in plaintiffs may simultaneously pursue their own parallel state-law Rule 23 opt-out class actions.

In doing so, the court held that Rule 23 opt-out class actions based on state...
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