Bimbo Drivers Win Conditional Cert. In Classification Row

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 8:31 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday granted conditional class certification to a group of Bimbo Bakeries Inc. drivers who claim the company misclassified them as independent contractors, saying the drivers established enough common issues to warrant conditional certification.

U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg held that while Bimbo has pointed to several individual differences between the named plaintiffs and the proposed class members, at this preliminary stage of the case, these differences and the potential impact of Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions do not undermine the...
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