Class Cert. Denied In Barnes & Noble Meal Break Case

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 7:10 PM EST) -- An attorney for a would-be class of current and former assistant managers who allege that Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc. failed to pay them overtime or provide required meal and rest breaks has said he will challenge a judge's decision to reject the plaintiff's class certification bid.

Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank of the U.S. District Court for the Central California denied plaintiff Chas Hostetter's motion for class certification, holding that he had failed to show that common issues predominated over individual issues for any of his...
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