Judge Won't Slim Down Weight Watchers Wage Action

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT) -- Weight Watchers International Inc. should have to defend all claims in a putative class action alleging the company failed to pay meeting organizers for work they did before and after holding member support sessions, a North Carolina federal judge recommended Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Wallace W. Dixon recommended that a district judge deny the weight loss provider's motion to dismiss one of the suit's claims, finding it was distinct enough from the remaining two claims to stand on its own.

“In ruling on a motion to...
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