Wash. Farm Blasts Class Cert. Attempt In H-2A Wage Suit

Law360, New York (February 24, 2015, 7:05 PM EST) -- A Washington farm has slammed the class certification bid of local workers accusing it of failing to inform them about higher paying H-2A visa vineyard jobs, telling a Washington federal court that the proposed class size is absurd and the claims are better addressed individually.

Mercer Canyons Inc. on Friday said that although it only employed 19 foreign workers, one of the classes the plaintiffs were trying to certify has 600 members and that both of the proposed classes fail the U.S. Supreme Court’s strict Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes standard for commonality. The company argued that the issues in dispute, such...

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