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Certified Ortho-McNeil FLSA Class Expected To Swell

Law360 (September 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thousands of Ortho-McNeil Inc. sales representatives will be asked this week to join a newly certified nationwide class action against the drug giant for tens of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime wages.

The case is believed to be one of the first of a dozen federal wage-and-hour actions brought by pharmaceutical sales reps to be granted class certification this year, with the status of others against such companies as Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson still to be decided.

Plaintffs' lawyer Aashish Y. Desai of...
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