Citi Lending Specialists Win Conditional Cert. In OT Row

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 6:41 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday granted conditional collective action certification to a group of Citigroup Inc. lending specialists who claim they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay requirements, while denying Citigroup’s bid to dismiss or transfer the suit.

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet signed off on an 81-page ruling rejecting a motion from the defendants — Citigroup, Citibank NA and CitiMortgage Inc. — to dismiss, stay or transfer the suit, in addition to a motion from the defendants to compel arbitration of the...
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