Class Cert. Denial In Mohawk RICO Case Overturned

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has struck down a decision denying class certification to a group of Mohawk Industries Inc. employees who claim the company ran afoul of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by hiring illegal aliens, allegedly pushing down the plaintiffs' wages.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit handed down a 22-page ruling on Thursday holding that the district court abused its discretion when it denied the plaintiffs' bid for class certification in their suit against the carpet company.

The trial...
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