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Charles Seward is “an IBM’er.”  And in his wage-hour lawsuit against the company, no other IBM’ers will be joining him.

That’s the upshot of the March 9, 2012 ruling of Judge Vincent Briccetti of the Southern District of New York in Seward v. IBM.  Judge Briccetti affirmed a decision to decertify a class of

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On January 20, 2012, Magistrate Judge Paul E. Davison of the Southern District of New York recommended decertifying the off-the-clock FLSA claims of 40 current and former IBM call-center representatives in Seward v. IBM.  While noting “the scarcity of cases within the Second Circuit” addressing this type of motion, he relied heavily on Zivali v.

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