SoCalGas Workers Can Sue Under PAGA, Calif. Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2013, 10:18 PM ET) -- A California appeals court ruled Thursday that a wage and hour suit filed on behalf of about 3,000 Southern California Gas Co. workers who were allegedly forced to work during breaks could proceed under the state's Private Attorney General Act, but refused to certify the class.

The three-judge panel agreed with a lower court that although there were thousands of proposed class members, the plaintiffs didn't show that their circumstances were substantially similar or that consolidating the claims into a single suit would be superior to...
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