Cruz-Alvarez_FFeatured Expert Contributor – Civil Justice/Class Actions

By Frank Cruz-Alvarez, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (co-authored with Rachel A. Canfield, an associate with the firm)

The U.S. Supreme Court recently deviated from its historically stringent view on class certification and affirmed an Eight Circuit decision to uphold certification of a class of Tyson Foods, Inc. employees who brought suit against Tyson for a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy authored the six-member majority opinion.  Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo