Judge Denies Class Status In CPK Wage-And-Hour Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 13, 2011, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A California state judge denied class certification Friday to hourly California Pizza Kitchen workers seeking compensation for alleged wage-and-hour violations, effectively killing the litigation after nearly four years of legal maneuvering.

California Judge Elihu M. Berle’s decision to deny certification to five putative subclasses of hourly CPK workers who alleged violations of state employment laws marks a decisive victory for CPK, which successfully argued that the claims of the putative class members did not share common facts.

“In order for the plaintiffs to prove their claims...
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