Tag Archives: Class Actions

California Appellate Court Permits On-Call Rest Breaks [UPDATED]

[Update: On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. The grant of review makes the appellate court’s opinion not citable.]  In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza Franchisees Settle Wage and Hour Claims in New York

At the end of March, a group of Domino’s Pizza franchise owners settled a wage and hour class action claim providing $448,000 to their employees.  The owners of twenty-three separate franchisees agreed to pay some 750 workers after six franchise … Continue reading

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California Employees That Received Wage Settlement Barred From “Double Dipping” In Second Lawsuit

The Second District of the California Court of Appeal recently held in Villacres v. ABM Industries that a court-approved settlement in a prior wage and hour class action precludes subsequent litigation not only on the same causes of action but … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Upholds Certification of Wal-Mart Class Action

In a recent 6-5 decision, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s certification of a class action against Wal-Mart that could potentially include 1.5 million class members.  The plaintiffs, a group of six … Continue reading

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$300 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against U.S. Marshall Service

According to the BLT, a $300 million race discrimination class action lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Marshall Service in Washington, D.C.  The BLT post is here, which has a link to a copy of the complaint.  The case … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Loses Class Action Appeal In Mass. Meal Break Case

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court order decertifying a class action against Wal-Mart for meal break and unpaid wage violations.  In addition to reversing the order, the Court ordered the class certified and reversed an … Continue reading

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Court Affirms Nationwide Class Against Wal-Mart

The Class Action Defense Blog has a post today here on the Dukes v. Wal-Mart gender discrimination class action.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a revised opinion on December 11, 2007, again affirming that the … Continue reading

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Staples Announces $38 Million Class Action Settlement

Staples, Inc. announced a $38 million settlement of a wage and hour class action in California involving 1,700 assistant managers who were allegedly misclassified as exempt from overtime pay.  The company had previously estimated the potential liability in the case … Continue reading

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FedEx Class Action Certified

On October 15, 2007, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana certified a class of pickup and delivery drivers as to claims that the plaintiffs were misclassified as “independent contractors” under the Kansas Wage Payment Act and … Continue reading

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Recent Decision Illustrates Low Threshold For FLSA Class Notice

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia illustrates the relatively low threshold for conditional certification of a class under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for purposes of notice to class members.  Memorandum Opinion, … Continue reading

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