Class Status Granted In OC Sherriff Spat

Law360, New York (February 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California district court has granted class action status to a complaint brought against the Orange County Sheriff’s department by a group of deputies seeking to recover unpaid overtime wages.

The U.S. District Court of the Central District of California awarded the lawsuit preliminary certification as a collective action in mid-February, according to the law firm of Castle, Petersen & Krause LLP which, along with attorney Herbert Hafif, is representing the plaintiffs.

The case was initiated by Margaret Reed, a deputy sheriff at the Orange County...
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