Judge Grants Class Status In A&P Wage Suit

Law360, New York (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A state supreme court judge on Thursday granted class status to a group of hourly employees of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. who allege the leading supermarket chain stripped them of overtime pay and docked time when they took lunch breaks.

Judge Herman Cahn of the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan certified the employees' bid for class certification, calling A&P's argument that their complaints were too varied to fulfill commonality and typicality requirements “unpersuasive.”

“With regard to both requirements, defendants assert that the...
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