Welspun Workers Can't Get Conditional Cert. In OT Case

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge refused on Thursday to grant conditional collective action certification to a “breathtakingly broad” class of workers in an overtime case against Welspun Tubular LLC and Welspun Pipes Inc., ruling that the plaintiffs hadn't met the modest requirements for notice-stage certification.

U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. noted that the burden of proof for winning conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act case is light, but the judge said that the six named plaintiffs hadn't satisfied that lenient standard.

“Because the named...
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Case Title

Farnsworth et al v. Welspun Tubular LLC et al


Case Number

4:11-cv-00619

Court

Arkansas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

D. P. Marshall Jr.

Date Filed

August 10, 2011

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