Allstate Adjusters Win Partial Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday partially certified a class of nearly 1,400 Allstate Insurance Co. claims adjusters who say they were denied overtime, but ruled the employees' meal breaks and rest period claims were too individualized to pursue on a classwide basis.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt found that the workers could pursue class action claims that Allstate enacted an unofficial statewide policy discouraging workers from asking for overtime wages in violation of California labor law, but did not show the existence of a...
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