AmEx Can't Sidestep OT Class Action

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 1:31 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday denied attempts by American Express Co. to quash a putative class action brought by workers who claim the credit card giant misclassified nonmanagerial employees in order to avoid paying them overtime wages.

American Express had filed a motion to dismiss or strike the complaint, arguing that the putative class is not ascertainable, that the workers failed to meet the commonality requirement to sustain such a suit and that the employees' claims aren’t typical of the class, according to the suit...
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