Geico Can't Block Collective Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday upheld a magistrate's decision to certify a collective action brought by current and former claims examiners for Government Employees Insurance Co., who allege the insurer refused to pay them overtime as a matter of policy.

U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler overruled Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary Geico's objections to Magistrate Judge Arlene Rosario Lindsay’s order granting conditional collective action certification to the group of claims examiners, stating that the lower judge had used the proper legal standard for certification....
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