Starbucks Tries To Trim Claims In Fla. OT Action

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Coffee Co. on Monday sought to drop hundreds of opt-in plaintiffs from a Florida class action brought by 720 current and former store managers who claim they were unfairly denied overtime compensation.

Despite being allowed more than 10 months for discovery in the Fair Labor Standards Act suit, 376 opt-in plaintiffs have refused to provide responses to Starbucks' discovery requests, while another 99 have provided only partial responses, the coffee giant said in a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District...
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