Calif. Appeals Court Rebuffs Wet Seal Worker's Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court said Wednesday that a litigious former Wet Seal Inc. retail employee was not entitled to class certification in her suit accusing the retail chain of denying employees meal breaks.

A three-judge panel of the state's Fourth Appellate District affirmed a lower court's ruling that Sally Chaaban had failed to meet the most basic requirements of proof needed for class action status in her case asserting Wet Seal had violated California labor statutes by forcing employees to work through rest periods without extra...
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