Fox Fights Class Cert. In Unpaid Interns' Wage-And-Hour Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Fox Entertainment Group Inc. attorneys on Friday told a New York federal judge that internships at its corporate subsidiaries are so varied and individualized that a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by former unpaid interns can't proceed on a classwide basis.

The case hinges on whether Fox properly categorized its interns as nonemployee trainees, exempting them from federal and state labor laws. The named plaintiffs seek to represent  a class of unpaid interns who worked in New York between September 2005 and 2010 and a nationwide collective class under the...
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