Dignity Health OT Class Action Booted Back To State Court

Law360, San Diego (August 14, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT) -- A California federal court on Monday remanded a proposed class action alleging hospital network Dignity Health had failed to provide nurses meal and rest breaks, finding the plaintiffs’ claims were based on state-law rights and wouldn't require any interpretation of their collective bargaining agreement.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson denied Dignity Health’s summary judgment motion and rejected its argument that the plaintiffs’ state law claims for unpaid wages were preempted under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act. The judge sided with the nurses that...
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