Boeing Programmers' Cert. Bid Denied In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 5:29 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday nixed certification for a putative class of about 275 programmers who claim The Boeing Co. violated state wage rules, ruling that the plaintiffs hadn't shown that they were linked by common questions of law or fact.

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said that named plaintiffs Susan Novak and Victor Clement, whom Boeing classified as Level 4 programmer analysts, fell under a broad job category that the...
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