Bankruptcy Judges Nab Class Cert. In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 7:01 PM EST) -- The Court of Federal Claims on Friday granted class certification to a group of some 500 former and current bankruptcy judges and their dependents and spouses over claims the judges never received full compensation after Congress failed to adjust their cost-of-living allowances.

The court didn't buy into the government's argument that the class wasn't numerous enough and that disputes would be best handled on an individual basis.

“We conclude that plaintiffs have demonstrated that class certification of an opt-in class is appropriate,” the opinion says. “The...
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