CVS Can't Duck Pharmacists' Civil Theft Claims In OT Case

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EST) -- A California judge refused Thursday to trim civil theft claims from four putative class actions alleging CVS Pharmacy Inc. violated state labor laws by failing to pay its pharmacists minimum and overtime wages, ruling that the plaintiffs may raise the theft claims because wages come with property rights.

At a Thursday hearing, Judge Elihu M. Berle of Los Angeles County Superior Court denied CVS' request to throw out conversion claims brought by a putative class of California pharmacists who allege the chain failed to pay them...
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