KPMG Told To Keep Ex-Workers' Hard Drives In OT Fight

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 7:27 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday ruled KPMG LLP had to preserve thousands of hard drives belonging to ex-workers in a class action claiming the accounting firm misclassified thousands of current and former audit associates as exempt from federal overtime pay requirements.

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon denied KPMG’s appeal for a protective order on its preservation obligations following U.S. Magistrate Judge James Cott's denial in October, saying the hard drives probably contained pertinent information.

Judge McMahon found KPMG had refused to allow the employees’...
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