Court Reverses Bar on Class Certification vs. Wal-Mart

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals here reversed a lower court ruling Monday that had barred a group of current and previous Wal-Mart assistant managers from suing as a class over claims they were denied overtime pay and meal breaks.

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals here reversed a lower court ruling Monday that had barred a group of current and previous Wal-Mart assistant managers from suing as a class over claims they were denied overtime pay and meal breaks. The case — Sepulveda vs. Wal-Mart — involves more than 2,750 employees. The appeals court said the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California erred a year ago when it said the claims were too individualized and most of the peopl

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