IBM Wants Call Center Worker Class Decertified

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT) -- IBM Corp. pushed Monday to have a class of call center workers decertified in a suit alleging the technology giant did not pay the employees overtime, saying the claims were far too varied to merit class status.

Since the plaintiffs belonged to many different teams, were in different departments and had varied work practices and procedures, they were not "similarly situated" and thus should not be lumped together in the same suit, according to IBM's motion for decertification.

"A class trial in these circumstances would be...
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Case Information

Case Title

Seward v. International Business Machines Corporation

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Vincent L. Briccetti

Date Filed

April 28, 2008

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