Maxim Nurses Denied Class Cert. In OT Action

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday denied a bid for class certification by a group of Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. nurses who claim they were shortchanged on overtime wages, ruling the nurses didn't meet commonality or adequacy requirements.

Plaintiffs Barbara Buckland, Anna Marie Stewart and Carmen Peters first filed the suit in state court in September 2010, alleging that Maxim, a health care staffing agency with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and 27,000 employees in 46 states, failed to pay its California nurses overtime under the...
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