Judge Says No Class Cert. For Papa John's Drivers

By Braden Campbell (March 31, 2017, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has denied conditional certification to a nationwide class of Papa John's International Inc. delivery drivers, saying evidence that a few dozen corporate stores and two franchisees may underpay workers is not enough to certify a class spanning more than 3,300 restaurants.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel said Wednesday that the company's knowledge of the number of deliveries made nationwide and the named plaintiffs' showing that their particular franchise owners may underpay can't justify notifying a class of thousands of workers at Papa John's locations across the country.

But she left the door open for the workers...

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