16,000 Worker Class Gets OK To Sue Best Buy

Law360, New York (August 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A class comprising more than 16,000 retail workers has received the go-ahead to sue superstore Best Buy Co. Inc. for allegedly refusing to pay them for time spent undergoing daily security checks and denying them meal and rest breaks.

Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday certified the class of California-based retail workers, finding that they had satisfied the standards for numerosity, commonality, typicality and adequate representation, and that their common claims took precedence over individual...
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