Calif. Appeals Court Overturns Class Cert In Chili's Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California appeals court overturned class certification in a wage-and-hour suit against the owner of Chili's Grill & Bar on Tuesday, saying that the company only had to provide employees with meal breaks, not ensure the employees took them.

Brinker International Inc., which operates Chili's, Romano's Macaroni Grill and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, appealed the class certification decision by the San Diego Superior Court to the California Court of Appeal, which found that the lower court erred in not deciding which law applied...
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