Judge Denies Class Status To Wells Fargo Workers

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of Wells Fargo employees who are suing the bank for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act has lost a bid for certification of a 14,000-strong nationwide class.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Wednesday that the plaintiffs failed to identify a common, nationwide policy by the bank of denying overtime wages that would warrant a class of alleged victims.

The plaintiffs, who first sued Wells Fargo under FLSA and California labor laws...
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