IBM Call Center Class Decertified For Lack Of Commonality

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday decertified a class of IBM Corp. call center workers who claim the technology giant cheats them out of pay for work performed before their shifts start, saying their situations are too different to warrant certification.

U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti said the plaintiffs, Atlanta-based call center workers who sued claiming they weren't paid while they waited for their computers booted up, had not showed they had enough in common to proceed as a class.

“Plaintiff did not show...
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Case Information

Case Title

Seward v. International Business Machines Corporation

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Vincent L. Briccetti

Date Filed

April 28, 2008

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