EDS Beats Class Cert. For Workers Claiming OT Violations

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday decertified a class of Electronic Data Systems Corp. information technology workers, finding the court wouldn't be able to rule on their overtime claims without conducting "an unmanageable series of mini-trials" on each employee's specific duties.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow found that the predominant question in the suit — whether tasks performed by hundreds of California-based EDS information analysts and systems engineers should have exempted them from receiving overtime — would yield individualized answers based on which tasks an...
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