Dukes Sinks Verizon Managers' Class Bid In OT Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 7:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify a class of Verizon California Inc. local managers in an overtime suit against the telecommunications giant, finding that under the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Wal-Mart Inc. v. Dukes, the employees lack commonality. 

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II denied lead plaintiff Ulysses Aburto’s motion to certify a class of over 60 Verizon managers who worked in the telecom giant’s fiber-optic division. The judge found there was no evidence that the entire proposed class was wrongly...
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