9th Circ. Take On Dukes' Scope Raises Bar For Wage Classes

Law360, San Diego (March 5, 2013, 10:55 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday partially reversed certification of a wage-and-hour class action under California law by workers for a Chinese-language newspaper and remanded the case for review in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Dukes ruling, a move attorneys say confirms the ruling's application to wage cases and will likely make it tougher for plaintiffs to win class certification.

Monday’s ruling marks a reversal of fortune for San Francisco and Los Angeles employees of Chinese Daily News Inc., who claim they were required to...
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