Calif. Court Flunks School's Arbitration Bid In OT Case

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday shot down a bid by the operator of InterCoast Colleges to compel arbitration of a putative class action accusing the school of shorting employees on overtime pay, affirming a decision that it lacked jurisdiction because a class was not yet certified.

InterCoast International Training Inc. had argued that plaintiff Anthony Nguyen opened the door to arbitration when he sought discovery of employee records of putative class members. The proposed class consists of 220 current and former employees of the vocational...
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