Class Status Denied In Wells Fargo Break Time Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Wells Fargo employees who are suing the bank for missed meal and rest periods has lost a bid for certification because the proposed members could not show that classwide policies caused them to miss their breaks.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Monday against the California-based class in an order leaning heavily on Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. San Diego County, a decision handed down by the California Court of Appeals in July, which held...
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