Allstate Inspectors Lose Class Cert. Bid In Unpaid OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 24, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday denied class certification to almost 1,000 property inspectors claiming Allstate Insurance Co. and Farmers Group Inc. denied them overtime pay and meal breaks, saying plaintiffs couldn't establish liability on a classwide basis because of the varied conditions of their employment.

During a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon said that the property inspectors, who inspected homes for the insurance companies while employed by third-party contractors, couldn't show a theory of liability that applied on a classwide basis because...
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