California Pizza Kitchen Workers Lose Class Cert. Appeal

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 5:45 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court's decision denying class certification to hourly California Pizza Kitchen workers seeking compensation for alleged wage-and-hour violations, finding that the lower court did not abuse its discretion.

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed California Judge Elihu M. Berle's May 2011 decision to deny certification to four putative subclasses of hourly workers who alleged violations of state employment laws by CPK, which had successfully argued that the claims of the putative class members did not share...
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