Gawker Fights Collective Action Bid In Intern Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 8:38 PM EST) -- A minimum wage suit brought by former interns against Gawker Media LLC isn't suitable to proceed as a collective action because their claims require individualized assessments of the benefits interns derived from their work, Gawker told a New York federal court Friday.

Gawker, along with founder and co-defendant Nick Denton, lodged their opposition to the interns' Dec. 10 bid for conditional collective action certification, arguing that the fact-specific nature of the test governing the company's liability in the case precluded going forward on a class basis....
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