11th Circuit Allows FLSA Collective Action, State Law Class Action In 1 Suit
Mealey's (September 29, 2016, 12:34 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) state law class action are permitted in the same proceeding, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Sept. 28, reversing a ruling by the trial court finding that those two types of actions are “mutually exclusive and irreconcilable” (Kevin Calderone, et al. v. Michael Scott, No. 15-14187, 11th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17606).
(Opinion available. Document #43-161007-014Z.)
Kevin Calderone, George Schwing, Michael Zaleski and Selena Lee...