Bloomingdale's wins disqualification of class representatives in wage and hour action
Clients Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Jones Day represented Federated Department Stores, Inc. in a putative class action by employees alleging off the clock work, unlawful wage deductions, missed meal and rest breaks, waiting time penalties, improper wage statements, conversion of wages, and unfair business practices. Serving as special counsel to enforce national arbitration program, Jones Day enforced the program, thereby disqualifying class representatives, dismissing class allegations, staying action, and sending case to arbitration as an individual case only. The case was later dismissed by the plaintiff with prejudice.
Unsell v. Bloomingdale's, Case No. BC 328933 (Sup. Ct., Los Angeles County)