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Wang v. Chinese Daily News (9th Cir. 2013)

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9th Circuit Taketh Away in an Amended Opinion

Shaw Valenza LLP • September 16, 2013
We posted about the Ninth Circuit's post-Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision in Wang v. Chinese Daily News here. This was an overtime class action involving newspaper employees. The Court of Appeals in the earlier opinion remanded the case to the district court for reconsideration of its class certification decision after Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

Ninth Circuit: Class Action Erroneously Certified Given Wal-Mart v. Dukes

Shaw Valenza LLP • March 05, 2013
Back in 2004, employees of the Chinese Daily News started a class action, claiming mis-classification, unpaid overtime and denied meals and breaks. The trial court eventually certified a class, and the employees won summary judgment on whether reporters for the newspaper qualified under the professional exemption. The employees won millions of dollars after trial, which the Ninth Circuit affirmed.