Wet Seal Workers' Class Cert. Bid Rejected By Calif. Court

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday said a group of The Wet Seal Inc. employees who claim the clothing retailer forced them to wear company merchandise and didn't reimburse them for travel expenses weren't entitled to class certification because establishing liability would require individualized inquiries. 

In an unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that named plaintiffs Crystal Morgan, Karla Sylvester and Janay Famous failed to meet basic requirements of proof needed to obtain class status. The lawsuit accuses Wet Seal of violating...
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