Judge Trims State Claim From Applebee's Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 4:30 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday issued a mixed ruling in a class action brought by former Applebee's International Inc. franchisee workers against AppleIllinois LLC, denying the employer’s bid to nix a federal wage law claim but finding a state law claim asserted by the workers wasn’t up to snuff.

In her opinion and order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown granted AppleIllinois’ bid for summary judgment on a Illinois Minimum Wage Law claim by a class of former tipped employees, which contended the employer didn’t...
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