Medline Workers Ask 9th Circ. For Class Cert. In Wage Case

Law360, Los Angeles (December 7, 2012, 5:48 PM EST) -- Medline Industries Inc. employees urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to order certification of their putative wage-and-hour class action against the medical products manufacturer, saying a lower court erred in finding there would be a need to determine individual damages.

The workers' attorney David DeRubertis said the appeals court's long-standing precedent precluded U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner from denying certification on the basis that individual damage determinations would make class treatment of their claims unmanageable. Two putative classes of workers are seeking compensation from Medline for...
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