Outback Wage Claims Unlikely To Win Class Cert.: Judge

Law360, Chicago (September 12, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge said Monday that he was unlikely to shift his stance against certifying state law class claims in a suit accusing the Outback Steakhouse chain of failing to pay minimum wage to employees at one of its locations.

Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow told attorneys for the three lead plaintiffs and OS Restaurant Services Inc., Outback's parent company, that he would probably stick with the conclusion he reached in his 2009 report and recommendation that the plaintiffs in the Fair Labor Standards Act-certified opt-in...
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