Sears Says It Owns Worker's OT Suit, Wants It Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (July 8, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT) -- Sears Roebuck & Co. on Thursday asked a California federal judge to squash a wage-and-hour class action by a former assistant store manager, arguing that a bankruptcy court had sold the lead plaintiff's stake in the case to Sears for $27,000.

According to Sears' motion to dismiss, a California bankruptcy court sold the lawsuit to the retail chain on May 10 as part of lead plaintiff Patrick Rodriguez's Chapter 7 proceedings. Thursday’s motion is the latest setback for the proposed class action, which has been in...
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