CVS Can't Shake Pharmacists' Damages Claim In Wage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected CVS Pharmacy Inc.’s request to strike a punitive damages claim from a class action by pharmacists who say they weren’t reimbursed for time spent traveling between stores, saying CVS' federal law arguments won’t fly in state court.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley refused to dismiss pharmacist Ian Stark’s cause of action for civil theft — the basis for the punitive damages claim against the drug store chain — saying CVS had failed to show that California state...
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