Class Claims Gutted In Atty Bathroom Spying Case

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday tentatively dismissed putative class claims that a onetime personal injury law firm partner planted video recorders inside Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf bathrooms around Los Angeles, ruling the emotional distress claims are too individualized to proceed as a class.

Judge Jane L. Johnson of Los Angeles County Superior Court indicated at a hearing that she would strike down class claims against attorney Mark D. Wenzel because personal injury claims aren't subject to class treatment — a defense argument to which the...
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