Judge Deals Rare Class Denial In Sanofi FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (December 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a rare denial during the early stages of a federal wage-and-hour collective action, a New Jersey district court judge has refused to certify a class of thousands of Sanofi-Aventis pharmaceutical sales representatives who were allegedly denied unpaid overtime wages.

Judge Mary L. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Wednesday denied the representatives' motion for conditional collective action certification, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to prove that all Sanofi sales representatives were “similarly situated” by not meeting the overtime...
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