Meal Period Limbo: Waiting On Brinker

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Over the past several years, lawsuits alleging violations of California’s meal period laws have skyrocketed. According to statistics compiled from the Courthouse News Service, which provides subscribers with daily reports of new case filings, over 800 of these cases have been filed in California state and/or federal courts since January 2007—the majority of them, class actions.

This type of litigation is so prevalent, and the financial stakes are so high, that plaintiffs lawyers have created Web sites that are devoted to the topic. One includes the...
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