Bed Bath & Beyond Can't Topple Seating Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday refused to nix class claims alleging Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. failed to provide adequate seating for its sales employees, ruling the plaintiffs were within their rights to seek damages under the state's Private Attorneys General Act.

Judge Ronald M. Sohigian rejected Bed Bath & Beyond's argument that PAGA violates the separation of powers doctrine because it allows private individuals, who have personal financial interests tied to the outcome of their case, to prosecute litigation on behalf of state regulators....
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