Appeal Of Starbucks Wage Suit Jurisdiction Gets OK

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A federal district judge has allowed a former Starbucks Corp. worker to seek a circuit court opinion on whether her putative class action alleging the coffee chain habitually pays discharged employees later than California law requires should be remanded to state court, where she originally filed the suit.

Judge Jeffrey S. White granted Androniki Gates' bid to certify an interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the question of jurisdiction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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