Dukes Dooms Wackenhut Security Guard Class In Break Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 2, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Wednesday decertified a class of more than 13,000 current and former Wackenhut Corp. security guards who claim they weren't provided meal and rest breaks, saying the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Dukes decision ruled out class certification.

Judge William F. Highberger said that determining whether Wackenhut permitted its employees, who worked at hundreds of different sites across the state, would require “unmanageable” individualized inquiries.

“Wackenhut has a right to defend itself by proving that, in practice, even at work sites that typically...
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