Our client, an international discount retail chain, faced a nationwide putative collective action alleging violations of the FLSA and misclassification of store management employees. When CDF took the early deposition of the named plaintiff to evaluate her adequacy as a class representative, we successfully elicited critical admissions from her that undermined her FLSA misclassification claims. This resulted in a voluntary dismissal of all collective action FLSA claims. CDF then promptly negotiated a nuisance value settlement of the named plaintiff's remaining individual state law claims, resolving this putative national class action in record time and at minimal cost to our client.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California