Calif. Appeals Court Orders Class Cert. In Safeway Suit

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Wednesday ordered class certification of a group of truckers who allege Safeway Stores Inc. didn't give them mandatory meal breaks or pay them for rest breaks, overturning a trial court's finding that there was not enough commonality among the workers.

The panel said a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge mistakenly ruled that the drivers could not be lumped into a class because whether the truckers decided to take breaks or not — and the rationales behind those decisions —...
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