Class Counsel Duties Extend Past Judgment: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 3:06 PM EST) -- In an appeal stemming from a $5 million wage-and-hour employment action, a California appeals court has ruled that the class counsel in a class action has a duty to continue serving out its obligations to the class beyond the entry of judgment until all class issues are resolved.

“Based upon the principles guiding class actions, we agree that class counsel’s obligations to the class do not end with the entry of judgment,” a three-judge panel ruled in the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District....
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