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Episode 3: WCAR Litigation Trend #3: Class Action Settlement Trends

In this episode, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. explores how, somewhat counter-intuitively, the aggregate monetary value of workplace class action settlements increased in 2020, as settlement numbers went up and plaintiffs' lawyers and government enforcement actions monetarized their claims at higher rates. Many employers and commentators alike expected the pandemic to depress the size and pace of settlements in the new “cash is king” approach to the business cycle. Instead, workplace class action litigation defied the odds.

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