Abercrombie Can't Sit Out Worker's Action Over Seating

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge denied a bid by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Monday to dismiss an ex-employee's Private Attorneys General Act suit accusing the company of failing to furnish seating for retail sales workers, but stripped away the plaintiffs' "class allegations."

U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess refused to dismiss Amber Echavez's complaint with prejudice but granted Abercrombie's request to strike her class allegations. Echavez originally filed her suit, as a putative class action and representative action under PAGA in state court in October....
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