JB Hunt Aims To Slash, Decertify Truckers' Calif. Wage Row

By Linda Chiem (July 3, 2018, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Months away from trial, trucking giant J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. moved Monday to slash claims and decertify a California federal class action alleging it shorted drivers on wages and rest breaks, saying there's no proof of a uniform compensation system covering thousands of drivers.

Attorneys for J.B. Hunt filed motions for partial summary judgment and to decertify an 11,000-strong class led by plaintiffs Gerardo Ortega and Michael D. Patton as they gear up for an anticipated late September trial.

The class won certification back in 2009, largely relying on the plaintiffs' promises that their claims stemmed from a single compensation policy...

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