Dukes; class actions; Rule 23 Certification

Co-authored by Laura Maechtlen and Nadia S. Bandukda

Last week, in Till v. Saks Inc., U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the Northern District of California denied Plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of present and former exempt managers and associates at Saks’ Off 5th retail stores, and granted Saks’ preemptive bid to deny approval of a nationwide
Continue Reading Saks Puts Up Its “Dukes”? Judge Rules Class Members Too Dissimilar In Denying Class Certification

Co-authored by Sheryl Skibbe and Kevin Young

With last week’s denial of the plaintiffs’ request for a full panel rehearing in Wang v. Chinese Daily News [here], the Ninth Circuit reminds us that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Walmart v. Dukes provides valuable ammunition against wage and hour class actions of all sizes.

In March 2004, three employees
Continue Reading Big or Small, Ninth Circuit Confirms That Dukes Must Be Considered in All Wage and Hour Class Actions