Nordstrom Can't Halt Wage Action During 9th Circ. Appeal Fight

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that a wage-and-hour class action by employees against Nordstrom Inc. should continue despite the retailer’s pending Ninth Circuit appeal of an earlier ruling that refused arbitration in the case.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller denied Nordstrom’s motion to stay the case pending the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on an appeal of his March decision, which also ordered the consolidation of two classes of retail sales clerks who are suing the company for denying hourly pay for certain work.

“We felt...
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