KFC Says Dukes, Brinker Kill Meal Break Class Action

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT) -- Fast food giant KFC moved Friday to decertify a class action by employees who claim they were wrongly denied meal and rest breaks, saying the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes and a more recent ruling by California's high court should kill the class claims.

The employees were granted class status in 2010, but since that time, “two landmark decisions have changed the legal landscape with respect to class actions like this one,” KFC U.S. Properties Inc. argued in its motion, citing...
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