Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday denied Lee Publications Inc.'s bid to decertify a class of newspaper carriers who say they were misclassified as independent contractors, rejecting Lee's argument that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes doomed the class.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo found that unlike the plaintiffs in Wal-Mart, the 800 carriers for the San Diego-area North County Times did have enough in common to constitute a class.
Although some factors might require individualized proof, as a whole, common issues...
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