Nationwide Seeks To Nix Class Claims In OT Suit

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and two subsidiaries named as defendants in a proposed wage-and-hour class action asked a California court on Friday to strike the class allegations, arguing the plaintiff failed to timely file a motion for class certification.

According to the insurers, plaintiff Rebecca Houpt, a former sales agent, was required under local rules to file a motion for class certification within 90 days after the case was removed to federal court in October 2010. She did not do so, and instead unsuccessfully sought to...
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