2nd Circ. To Hear Applebee's Class Action Citing Comcast

Law360, Los Angeles (August 15, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit agreed Thursday to hear restaurant workers' request for class certification in a suit against an Applebee's franchisee, setting the stage for the appellate court to decide how the U.S. Supreme Court's Comcast Corp. v. Behrend ruling applies to a wage-and-hour case.

The three-judge panel granted the group of workers permission to appeal a New York federal judge’s March order denying their motion for class certification. Attorneys for the plaintiffs have cautioned that the judge’s broad interpretation of the Comcast ruling could mean that...
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