California Federal Judge Remands, Finds PAGA Attorney Fees Must Be Divided

Mealey's (March 16, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — A California federal judge on March 11 granted a motion to remand a labor violations class complaint, finding that the amount in controversy is not met because attorney fees in a Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) case must be apportioned among the total number of aggrieved employees (Wayne Russell, Jr. v. Aramark Refreshment Services, LLC, et al., No. 16-613, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31838).

(Order available. Document #43-160318-021R.)

Wayne Russell filed suit against Aramark Refreshment Services LLC in the Alameda County,...
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