Classes Can Have Varying Damages, Calif. Appeals Court Says

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Interpreting the California Supreme Court’s Brinker decision, a state appeals court reviewing a certification bid in a wage-and-hour suit ruled Wednesday that the existence of varying damages among members of a proposed class is not enough to derail certification, reversing a ruling in favor of Telecom Network Specialists Inc.

In a published opinion, the state court for the Second Appellate District remanded the Los Angeles Superior Court's denial of class certification of a group of cellphone tower technicians that said TNS did not provide rest and...
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