Citizens Bank Says Workers' OT Class Lacks Common Claims

Law360, Philadelphia (October 4, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A class of Citizens Bank Financial Group Inc. employees alleging they weren’t adequately compensated for overtime should be stripped of conditional certification because their claims are too varied to proceed collectively, an attorney for the bank told a Pennsylvania federal judge Thursday.

Mark Batten, an attorney for Proskauer Rose LLP representing Citizens Bank, said that after deposing eight opt-in plaintiffs in the case and reviewing records for hundreds of others, he saw no discernable pattern or consistency in any of the claims that the workers had...
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