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Judge Shutters LifeTouch Photogs' Class Cert. Bid In OT Suit

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to certify a class of photographers alleging photography company Lifetouch Inc. violated the state’s labor laws, ruling the lead plaintiff was an inadequate class representative and that the proposed class failed to meet a numerosity requirement.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker denied lead plaintiff Brandon Beal’s motion for class certification, saying the former Lifetouch employee was not an adequate representative for a class of current employees seeking injunctive relief. Beal, who was laid off in February 2011, sought to certify a class of over 4,000 current and former California employees that have worked...

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November 5, 2010

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