Field Techs Lose Cert. Bid In Time Warner FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 2:57 PM EST) -- Time Warner Cable LLC and COI Telecom LLC have defeated field service technicians' bid for class certification in a suit claiming the companies violated federal law by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Thursday denied the plaintiffs' motion for conditional class certification of the suit, filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in which they allege the companies failed to pay overtime wages.

Judge Rodriguez found that the named plaintiffs — who...
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