Sanford Heisler DQ'd From Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 1:51 PM EST) -- Sanford Heisler LLP can't represent employees in a proposed wage-and-hour class action against Ma Laboratories Inc., a California federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the firm had a potential conflict because it was also pursuing a parallel case in state court making almost identical claims.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who in the same order refused to certify the would-be 283-member class, said the San Jose, Calif.-based company had an incentive to settle all the claims in both the state and federal actions at once, giving Sanford...
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