After 43 years actively litigating class actions and other complex and multi-party matters, Louis M. Marlin, Esq. has devoted himself to working full time as a neutral at JAMS since September 2015. His experience as a litigator, representing both defendants and plaintiffs in highly-charged and intricate class actions, has provided him with an understanding of the needs of both sides when mediating these cases.
Whether defending the largest university system in the world in several multi-year actions involving its various “donated body” programs, or seeking re-classification of insurance company claims adjusters, or litigating the propriety of the scheduling of season-ending bonus payments by a tax preparing company, or litigating the efficacy of a nationwide weight loss program, his experience has formed the bedrock for his well-respected range of knowledge concerning class action issues.
Mr. Marlin is uniquely qualified to understand the complexity involved with resolving class actions and similar complex multi-party litigation. Since joining JAMS, Mr. Marlin has written several articles concerning mediation practices, often with a focus on class action issues. He has created a 45-point “Class Action Mediation Checklist” for use by practitioners to aid them in preparing for and participating in ultimately successful mediations.
- Alleged wage statement violation matters
- Cases involving alleged misclassification of employees
- Claim of employer’s alleged failure to compensate employees for necessary business expenses
- Claim that employer’s “time rounding” policy was illegal
- Claim that time employees spent at security bag check was not properly compensated
- Claims brought under Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) of 2004
- Court-appointed discovery referee in class action involving nationwide hotel chain
- Disputes involving efficacy of sanitizing lotion
- Minimum wage violation claims
- Resolution of disputes between class counsel concerning distribution of attorney fees
- Resolution of objections to class action settlements
- Wage and hour claim by employees that they were not provided with legally compliant meal and rest breaks