What can Brown do for you? A lot in breaking up a class action

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    What can Brown do for you? A lot in breaking up a class action - Lexology

    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision to decertify a class of full-time supervisors employed by United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) where the only basis for class-wide treatment was UPS’s uniform policy treating all of its supervisors as exempt from overtime pay and meal- and rest-break requirements. A common strategy of plaintiffs’ counsel is to base their class certification argument on the argument that the mere existence of a uniform policy or practice treating a challenged job in a misclassification case as exempt suffices to obtain class certification for Rule 23 purposes. In Marlo v. UPS, a case decided recently by the Ninth Circuit, the court rejected that argument.