Calif. Judge Scuttles Class In Rite Aid Seating Suit

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A California state judge has decertified a statewide class of Rite Aid Corp. cashiers who accused the pharmacy chain of not providing them seats, ruling that individualized questions over the nature of the employees' work would predominate.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan M. Lewis on Oct. 11 reversed her 2011 decision that certified a class of approximately 15,500 Rite Aid cashiers and clerks who were allegedly denied suitable seating during their work shifts. The court also denied an alternative request by lead plaintiff Kristin Hall...
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