JPML Won't Unite UBS Wage-And-Hour Class Actions

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation refused Wednesday to consolidate two wage-and-hour class actions accusing UBS AG of misclassifying workers to dodge overtime pay responsibilities, despite factual similarities in the suits' claims.

Cooperation between parties in the two cases, filed in New York and California federal court, can minimize any crossed wires, like duplicated discovery or inconsistent pretrial motions, the panel said.

“The cases here are not particularly complex,” the order said. “The panel is not persuaded that … centralization is necessary either to assure...
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Case Title

Lavoice v. UBS Wealth Management Americas et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-02308

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Kimba M. Wood

Date Filed

April 4, 2011


Case Title

Eliot Cohen v. UBS Financial Services, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-03623

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Consuelo B. Marshall

Date Filed

April 27, 2011

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