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

(August 18, 2015, 10:48 AM 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 in violation of multiple laws, including the state’s unfair competition law (UCL), 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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