Dukes Might Not Kill Countrywide Workers' Class, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (May 21, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday expressed skepticism about Countrywide Financial Corp.'s arguments that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes requires her to decertify a nationwide class of employees who claim the mortgage originator's subprime unit cheated them out of overtime.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker pushed back against Countrywide's argument that a wide variation in the number of hours worked by class members means they can't meet Dukes heightened bar for class actions, which requires plaintiffs to prove that...
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