AT&T Mobility Case Eases Class Action Removal Hurdles

Law360, San Diego (August 28, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit’s Tuesday ruling that employees’ waiver of any claim over the $5 million federal jurisdictional threshold didn’t merit remanding a proposed wage-and-hour class action against AT&T Mobility Services LLC to state court will likely make it easier for employers to remove putative class actions to federal court and keep them there, lawyers say.

The federal appeals court vacated an order returning the case to Los Angeles Superior Court, where it was originally filed, ruling that lead plaintiff Robert Rodriguez’s waiver was ineffective in light...
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