Author Archives: Orin Kurtz

Citibank “Personal Bankers” Win Conditional Class Certification in Nationwide FLSA Action

In a recently unsealed ruling, Winfield v. Citibank, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl granted conditional class certification, pursuant to Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), to a nationwide class of “personal bankers” who alleged that … Continue reading

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New York and Minnesota Use Same Objective Test in Employment Class Actions Regarding Gratuities

In recent years, New York has received attention for its application of Section 196-d of the Labor Law, which prohibits employers from retaining a gratuity or a charge that purports to be a gratuity. In a 2008 decision, Samiento v. … Continue reading

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Apple Off the Hook in ios.4 Consumer Class Action

 California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) is often depended upon by plaintiffs’ counsel in consumer actions. But recently, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the Southern District of California, granted Apple’s motion to dismiss a claim brought pursuant to California’s Consumer … Continue reading

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