US Open Umpires Win Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 25, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday granted class certification to a group of U.S. Open umpires in a suit alleging the U.S. Tennis Association misclassifies them as contractors and regularly cheats them out of overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter’s decision to certify the group’s New York Labor Law claims comes almost a year after he granted the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional class certification in the suit, saying the plaintiffs had “met their very low and lenient standard in this case” to proceed...
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