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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!