Class Action Over Albertson's Lockout Moves Forward

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Union employees of the Albertson's grocery chain will be allowed to move forward with classwide allegations that they deserved unemployment insurance benefits during an 18-week lockout, a California state appeal court has ruled.

In overturning a trial court's decision, a three-judge panel of California's Second District Court of Appeal found that the putative class definition alleged in the plaintiffs' petition for writ of administrative mandate was sufficient to move past the pleading stage.

The court said the petition was timely filed, that the plaintiffs acted in...
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