Big Lots Says Calif. Pay Claims Need To Stay In Federal Court

Law360 (November 9, 2020, 7:50 PM EST) -- Big Lots has asked a California federal judge to reconsider moving a former wage and hour class action to a state court after only a single Private Attorneys General Act claim remained in the suit, arguing that there are still individual workers asserting pay claims.

The Ohio-based retailer's Friday motion asked U.S. District Judge Todd Robinson to reconsider sending the case back to California state court after a class dismissal left only a claim under PAGA. Big Lots said the decision stems from a misunderstanding over what claims were still being pursued, and the federal court may still have to hear...

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