California Appellate Panel: Claims Examiners’ Wage Suit Not Eligible For Class Cert

(August 10, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit filed by an insurance claims examiner who alleges that she and other similarly situated examiners were improperly classified as exempt from receiving overtime is not appropriate to proceed as a class action because individual issues predominate, a California appellate panel ruled July 27, affirming a trial court’s ruling (Anna Marie Gentile v. Keenan & Associates, No. B253097, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 3; 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5256).

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