Judge Refuses To Nix Class In Countrywide OT Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday refused to decertify a class of account executives at Countrywide Financial Corp.'s subprime mortgage unit, but decided to allow a renewed challenge to a survey justifying the plaintiffs' claims for unpaid overtime wages.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford said he could not decertify the class of branch executives at Full Spectrum Lending Inc. until he held a Daubert hearing on Countrywide's bid to dismiss the plaintiffs' survey, which looked into how many overtime hours executives worked and established a basis...
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