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Split 3rd Circuit Affirms Class Certification In Case Against Jani-King

(September 23, 2016, 12:33 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A split Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 21 affirmed that a Pennsylvania federal judge properly certified a class of franchisees suing one of the largest commercial cleaning franchisors over their employment classification, saying the claims in this case are “susceptible to class-wide determination” (Darryl Williams, et al. v. Jani-King of Philadelphia, et al., No. 15-2049, 3rd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17223).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160927-072Z.)

Circuit Judge Robert E. Cowen dissented, saying the opinion of the two majority judges...
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