Jenny Craig OT Suit Going To Arbitration Post-Concepcion

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion ruling struck a major blow Tuesday to a proposed overtime class action against Jenny Craig Inc. when a California federal judge said the decision forces most employees’ claims into arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Michael M. Anello granted Jenny Craig’s motion to compel arbitration on claims brought by lead plaintiffs Teresa Samaniego and Gail Chillinsky under the Fair Labor Standards Act, rejecting employees’ argument that the arbitration agreements were unenforceable.

Judge Anello found Concepcion held that requiring...
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