No Class For Calif. Prison Workers In Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT) -- A group of female California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees has lost its bid to certify a class action accusing the department and its administrative officials of violating several civil rights statutes by not taking the appropriate steps to halt sexual harassment by male inmates.

Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday denied without prejudice the plaintiffs' motion for class certification, ruling that the “class proposed by the plaintiffs is not objectively ascertainable” because the...
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