Class Cert. Bid Nixed In Conoco FMLA Case

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has shot down a class certification bid by a group of ConocoPhillips Co. employees who claim the company's attendance and leave policies violate the Family and Medical Leave Act, ruling the plaintiffs failed to meet their burden of proof that they are adequate class representatives.

Judge S. James Otero rejected the request in a ruling Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, saying it was impossible to determine whether the five plaintiffs were adequate representatives because they had...
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