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July 05-09, 2010 FindLaw.com Weekly Class Action Newsletter
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Class Action

  • In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litig.
  • Koszdin v. State Comp. Ins. Fund
  • Nordstrom Comm'n Cases

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United States Second Circuit, 07/06/2010
In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litig.
In an action by pharmaceutical company salespersons for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), summary judgment for defendant is vacated where, under the Department of Labor's regulations, the salespersons were not outside salesmen or administrative employees for purposes of the FLSA. Read more...

California Court of Appeal, 07/06/2010
Koszdin v. State Comp. Ins. Fund
In six class action suits brought by two attorneys against employers and workers' compensation insurance carriers, claiming that they failed to pay interest owed on attorney's fee awards issued by the WCAB, dismissal of the complaint following the sustaining of a demurrer for lack of subject matter jurisdiction is affirmed where: 1) under the relevant provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act, plaintiffs have standing to seek interest on the attorney's fees awarded directly to them by the WCAB; but 2) the trial court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the claims for unpaid interest where the WCAB did not expressly order the payment of interest in its attorney's fee awards. Read more...

California Court of Appeal, 07/07/2010
Nordstrom Comm'n Cases
In class action suits against Nordstrom, claiming that the department store's policy of paying net sales commission to its commissioned sales employees violated section 221 and 203 of the Labor Code, trial court's order overruling a class member's objection to the parties' settlement is affirmed as the trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling the objection and approving the settlement as the court's analysis of the settlement's terms correctly considered the merits of the class's claims and Nordstrom's defenses. Read more...






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