Judge Denies Class Cert. In Portage Bank Wage Case

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has refused to grant class certification in a proposed collective action that accused Portage National Bank of failing to properly compensate its employees for time in excess of scheduled weekly hours and not paying employees for hours worked but not recorded.

In an order Tuesday, Judge Kim R. Gibson said none of the claims in the action brought by Beth Ann Brothers met the relevant requirements for certification. She also denied a bid by Brothers to remand the case to state court.

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