Abbott Must Face Overtime Claims In California

Law360, New York (February 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A proposed class action against Abbott Laboratories Inc. alleging violations of overtime requirements under California law will move forward, after a judge denied the pharmaceutical giant's motion to dismiss.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte issued an order Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that denied the Chicago area-based firm's bid to toss the complaint, ruling that the suit is not incompatible with a similar proposed class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act pending in federal court in Illinois....
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