9th Circ. Tosses Bid To Decertify Security Guards Class

Law360, Los Angeles (September 27, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday nixed a security company's attempt to decertify a class of security guards claiming they were not paid for meal breaks they allegedly were forced to take on-duty.

The appellate panel found that U.S. Securities Associates Inc. was insufficiently persuasive in its attempts to knock the class led by Muhammed Abdullah out of its certification status under two separate sections for Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23, according to Friday’s decision.

U.S. Securities Associates argued that the district court had overstepped its...
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