Comcast Gives Employers A Leg Up In Wage-And-Hour Suits

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT) -- With damages in wage-and-hour actions often hinging on questions unique to workers in the class, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday may have handed employers a powerful new weapon for defeating certification in wage suits by ruling in a case against Comcast Corp. that the need for individualized proof of damages may preclude class treatment, attorneys say.

In the Comcast case, the high court concluded in a 5-4 decision that a class of 2 million cable television subscribers seeking damages for alleged antitrust violations had been improperly certified. The majority rejected the Third Circuit's determination that questions about expert testimony on...

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