Starbucks Burned Over Class Action Bid

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Florida district judge has given the go-ahead for a case over Starbucks Corp.'s alleged refusal to pay overtime wages to its managers to proceed as a class action.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra granted class action status to the suit brought by an estimated 900 store managers.

“While noting there are some differences throughout the class, it is not possible, nor would it be consistent with the intent of 216(b), to require that the class be identical,” court documents state. “In almost...
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