Pinkerton Security Guards Win Class Cert. In Meal Break Suit

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to Pinkerton Government Services Inc. security guards who allege that the company failed to provide them off-duty meal breaks or accurate wage statements in violation of California labor laws.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter rejected Pinkerton’s arguments that named plaintiff Catherine E. Avilez was an inadequate representative for her proposed class, and certified two classes and four subclasses, a grouping that comprises more than 1,400 former and current Pinkerton security officers.

Pinkerton had opposed class certification...
To view the full article, register now.