Gawker Interns Can Notify Class Of Lawsuit Via Social Media

Law360, New York (April 13, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday approved a plan by former Gawker Media LLC interns to use social media to notify potential class members of their opt-in rights in an unpaid wages collective action, but found that "friending" them on Facebook is a step too far.

The interns, who brought the proposed collective action in 2013 under the Fair Labor Standards Act alleging unpaid or underpaid wages, asked the court on April 9 for permission to notify potential class members of their right to opt in to the action via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn after U.S. District Judge Alison J....

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