Dukes Doesn't Bar Nurses' OT Collective Action, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal court granted a group of nurses' bid for collective action certification Thursday in their lawsuit alleging Liberty Healthcare Corp. shorted them on overtime pay, despite Liberty's argument that the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Dukes decision raised the bar for Fair Labor Standards Act plaintiffs.

U.S. District Judge David A. Katz said former Liberty worker and nurse Tonya Ribby had shown she was similarly situated to the group of nurses and nurses' assistants she sought to represent, and ordered Liberty to fork over a...
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