Lee Publications Tries To Scrub Paper Carrier Class

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 2:19 PM EST) -- Lee Publications Inc. on Monday sought to decertify a class of newspaper carriers for the San Diego-area North County Times who were allegedly misclassified as independent contractors, arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court's Dukes decision undermined the rationale behind the court's certification order.

In addition to the high court's landmark June 20 decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, Lee said four California Superior Court decisions, and a New York federal court, had recognized that individualized issues predominated when determining employment claims from newspaper carriers who...
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