Huge Steak N Shake Wage Class Lacks Cohesion, Court Says

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Atlanta rejected a collective action certification bid Thursday in a minimum wage and overtime suit against burger restaurant chain owner Steak N Shake Operations Inc., ruling there was not enough “glue” to hold the proposed 65,000-member class together. 

U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans denied a conditional collective action certification motion from named plaintiffs Justin Beecher and Priscilla Cain, who wanted the court to approve a nationwide class of hourly paid workers who worked at restaurants owned by the defendant since November...
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