Nurses Lose Fight To Certify 21K Class In Wage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday declined to overturn a lower court's refusal to certify a putative class of more than 21,000 nurses who say they were denied meals, breaks and overtime pay by hospitals run by Sutter Health.

The court found that the issues raised by the plaintiffs didn't set up common questions that predominated over individual questions, finding that each Sutter Health affiliate and even each individual department had its own policies and that each nurse would have been affected differently under the circumstances, according to the decision.

The decision affirmed the trial court's finding in the dispute, shutting...

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