H&R Block Tax Agents Denied Conditional Class Cert.

Law360, New York (January 13, 2010, 1:22 PM EST) -- A judge has denied conditional class certification in a suit alleging H&R Block requires its tax agents to work off the clock to avoid paying overtime.

Judge James Lawrence King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida shot down the conditional class certification bid after deciding that the lead plaintiff had not met the burden of proof.

To prevail on conditional class certification, the first hurdle for putative class actions, the plaintiff needs to show that there are similarly situated H&R Block...
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