BB&D Attorneys Obtain Decertification of Wage and Hour Class Action

BB&D recently defended a chain of restaurants and their owners in a class action suit brought in federal court by two former employees.  The multi-count suit alleged state and federal wage and hour law violations at all restaurant locations.   After BB&D member Chris Bauman sought and was granted an unusually broad scope of discovery for a class action, he aggressively sought records and testimony from all putative class members.  Based on the records and testimony obtained, the Court granted BB&D’s motions to decertify classes of employees alleging both federal and state law violations.

As a result of the ruling, the number of claimants was reduced from potentially hundreds to only the original two former employees.

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