Prudential Reps Can't Get State Class Cert. In OT Suit
By Ama Sarfo
Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 3:52 PM ET) -- A New Jersey federal judge Friday refused to award class certification to current and former Prudential Financial Inc. and Prudential Insurance Co. of America financial representatives who claimed they were denied overtime wages, saying they didn't have enough in common for certification.
The plaintiffs sought to certify 18 subclasses, including 11 state law classes, but U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh said the various state laws represented in the suit would require individualized inquiries to determine if plaintiffs from different states are exempt from wage and...