Judge Nixes Class Cert. In ITT Employment Suit

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state refused Friday to certify a class of ITT Corp. employees who accuse the contractor of denying pay and benefits promised in their employment contracts, concluding the plaintiffs failed to show common issues would predominate.

U.S. District Court Judge John C. Coughenour said the plaintiffs failed to meet the predominance requirement for certification because labor laws in Washington, where the suit was filed, have the potential to conflict with laws in Kuwait, where the employees worked for ITT, and in other...
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