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Posner Calls Bid Against Foundry Worker Class 'Ridiculous'

Law360, Chicago (April 13, 2017, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner on Thursday pegged as “ridiculous” a Hitachi-owned company’s argument that 3,500 foundry workers should be forced to file individual lawsuits claiming that they weren’t paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear, throwing doubt onto the company’s hope that the appellate court will decertify the class.

Hitachi-owned Waupaca says the question of whether Wisconsin workers have to shower immediately following a shift is too individualized to permit class certification. (AP) Waupaca Foundry Inc. is asking the Seventh Circuit to overturn...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ryan DeKeyser, et al v. Thyssenkrupp Waupaca, Incorpor

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act

Date Filed

May 16, 2016

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