1st Circ. Lets Class Cert. Stand For Starbucks Baristas

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday declined to review the certification of a class of Starbucks Corp. baristas who successfully sued the coffee giant over a policy that allowed shift supervisors to share in tip pools.

The appeals court's decision comes after a Massachusetts federal judge also denied Starbucks leave to appeal its decision that the company's policy on tip pools violated Massachusetts tip laws.

An attorney representing the baristas, Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan PC, said she was pleased with the decision.

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