Dukes Doesn't Bar Class Cert. In Applebee's Worker Suit

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 4:49 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge upheld certification of a class of former Applebee's International Inc. franchisee workers Friday, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes did not apply to the class in question.

U.S. District Judge Geraldine Soat Brown denied a motion to decertify the class of servers, bartenders and hosts, finding that Dukes did not apply because the question of AppleIllinois LLC's alleged violations of law could be analyzed objectively, unlike in the Dukes case, in which the class could...
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