Shell Labor Case Belongs In Fed. Court: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appellate court has said a lower court was wrong to remand to state court a proposed class action accusing Shell Oil Co., its affiliate Equilon Enterprises and Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. of failing to provide workers with breaks.

In a decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court's decision to remand the case brought by the United Steel Workers union and employees and union members Richard Floyd and Eduardo Carbejal to state...
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