9th Circ. Upholds Nixing Of Countrywide OT Class Bid

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed an order granting Countrywide Home Loans Inc.'s motion to deny class certification in an overtime wage suit brought by California home loan consultants, finding the proposed class failed on both procedural and substantive grounds.

In an opinion handed down Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that a lower court abused its discretion neither by granting Countrywide's motion to deny class status before the plaintiffs filed their motion for certification, nor by finding that individual issues...
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