Duane Reade Managers' Class Certified

Law360, New York (May 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of former and current Duane Reade Inc. assistant store managers has won their bid for class certification in an employment case claiming the drugstore chain failed to pay them overtime wages.

Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the plaintiffs' motion for class certification Tuesday.

The company had contended that there wasn't sufficient topicality and commonality among the proposed class members to merit certification.

The judge also rejected Duane Reade's argument that the plaintiffs...
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