Bid To Centralize PPG Overtime Suits Nixed

Law360, New York (April 9, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Three proposed Fair Labor Standards Act class actions against paint and chemicals firm PPG Industries Inc. will remain pending in the courts where they were filed, now that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has refused to centralize the cases.

The panel on April 1 denied a motion by PPG seeking to have all three cases heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, ruling that some of the suits involve retaliation claims that will require individualized analysis and adjudication and that...
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