Calif. Conoco Workers Lose Renewed Class Status Bid

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied a renewed bid for class certification in a suit accusing ConocoPhillips Co. of failing to provide meal periods to workers at several California refineries and remanded the case to state court, finding that the Class Action Fairness Act does not provide a basis for jurisdiction.

In orders handed down Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez found that “there is no 'reasonably foreseeable possibility' that a class will be certified, given that...
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