LA Sheriffs Lose Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday delivered a double blow to a group of Los Angeles County sheriffs who claim the county denied them overtime pay, decertifying their collective actions and accusing them of using a voluntary dismissal motion to avoid unfavorable rulings.

U.S. District Judge Aubrey B. Collins said the more than 3,000 sheriffs that had opted in to the two parallel suits were not similarly situated to the named plaintiffs, who claim the county violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying them for...
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