AlliedBarton Guards Win Class Cert. In Meal Break Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 5:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted class certification Wednesday in a suit accusing AlliedBarton Securities Services LP of breaking California state laws by not providing off-duty meal breaks to thousands of security officers, finding enough commonality among the proposed class members.

U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton certified one class and three subclasses consisting of thousands of security officers employed by AlliedBarton between Dec. 21, 2008, and the present, pointing to the Ninth Circuit's recent finding in Muhammed Abdullah et al. v. U.S. Security Associates Inc. that...
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