9th Circ. Revives Class Cert. Bid In Safelite OT Suit

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 1:45 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a California federal court's denial of class certification in an overtime wage spat between automobile glass repair company Safelite Group Inc. and a former employee, ruling that the judge had erred in denying the plaintiff's efforts to conduct precertification discovery.

In an unpublished unanimous opinion, the three-judge panel said that the failure to grant the early discovery request of Joseph Perez amounted to an abuse of discretion by the court, finding that Perez had established that additional information was needed...
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