Duane Reade Ruling Threatens Employers, 2nd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 4:06 PM EST) -- The Business Council of New York State Inc. on Tuesday backed Duane Reade Inc.'s Second Circuit challenge to a class certification decision in an overtime case, claiming the ruling contravened the U.S. Supreme Court's Dukes and Comcast rulings and could “significantly harm” the employer group's members.

The Business Council, whose members include Citigroup Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Verizon, said in an amicus brief that the trial court's Aug. 8 order that upheld class certification as to liability but decertified the class as to damages amounted to...
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