Co-authored by Sherry Skibbe and Andrew Paley

Allstate Insurance Company “insured” a major victory last week in an off the clock class action pending in Los Angeles Superior Court, vindicating employers’ argument that plaintiffs cannot simply intone the magical incantation of “statistical sampling” as a means of collective proof in a class action. Rather, plaintiffs must proffer a detailed and
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On February 6, 2012 the California Court of Appeal, First District, issued its opinion in Duran, et al. v. U.S. Bank.  Readers may recall our posting following the oral argument in this matter.  In a matter of first impression, the Court of Appeal considered whether class action plaintiffs may use statistical sampling and


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