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Trial Court Improperly Failed To Certify Class Action For Unpaid Overtime

Alberts v. Aurora Behavioral Health Care, 2015 WL 6121981 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) Valerie Alberts and others, formerly employed as members of the nursing staff at two acute care psychiatric hospitals owned and operated by Aurora, claimed that Aurora’s uniform practices and de facto policies routinely denied nursing staff employees their meal and rest periods … Continue Reading

Court Certifies Class Action Consisting Of 1.5 Million Female Wal-Mart Employees

Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 222 F.R.D. 137 (N.D. Cal. 2004) (Jenkins, J.) Plaintiffs in this Title VII class-action lawsuit alleged that women employed in Wal-Mart stores are paid less than men in comparable positions, despite having higher performance ratings and greater seniority, receive fewer promotions to in-store management positions, and those who are promoted … Continue Reading

Class Suitability Issues Should Not Have Been Determined At The Pleading Stage

Prince v. CLS Transp., Inc., 118 Cal. App. 4th 1320 (2004) Ronald Prince and two other employees filed a class-action complaint against CLS Transportation, Inc., seeking unpaid wages on behalf of more than 500 CLS drivers. CLS demurred on the ground that there was no well-defined community of interest and that a class action was … Continue Reading
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