Citing Dukes, Supreme Court Vacates $7.7M FLSA Award

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a $7.7 million award to California employees of a Chinese-language newspaper who lodged a wage-and-hour class action against their employer, in light of the landmark Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes case.

The high court granted the petition for writ of certiorari lodged by the Chinese Daily News, and sent the Fair Labor Standards Act case back to the Ninth Circuit for reconsideration.

In its petition, the Chinese Daily News leaned heavily on the decision, in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that claims for injunctions or declaratory rulings in class actions typically don't allow...

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