Costco Workers' OT, False Imprisonment Suit Trimmed

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. has won its bid to toss amended individual claims alleging it denied employees overtime wages and forced them to remain locked inside its warehouses after the end of shifts, but has failed to nix the plaintiffs' parallel collective action.

Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Tuesday granted Costco's motion for summary judgment on several of the named plaintiffs' federal and state overtime claims, as well as their timekeeping, false imprisonment and retaliation claims,...
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