Lowe's Workers Win Class Cert. In Contractor Status Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday certified a class of workers in a suit alleging that Lowe's deprived product installers of benefits by improperly classifying them as independent contractors instead of employees, saying the prospective class members' claims all revolve around one common question.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said named plaintiff Ronald Shephard's complaint met all of the Rule 23 standards for class certification, including the requirement that the potential class members' claims involve common issues of law. The class includes "all persons who installed...
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Case Title

Shephard et al v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.


Case Number

3:12-cv-03893

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.

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Jeffrey S. White

Date Filed

July 25, 2012

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