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Appeals court strips class action status from wage suit vs Caterpillar labor supplier; claims too diverse

Dan Churney Sep. 28, 2017, 12:02pm

A downstate appellate court has stripped class-action status from a suit against a Caterpillar contractor, which claimed the labor supplier chiseled workers out of overtime pay, saying the 100 claims in the case are too differentiated to pursue as a class.

Class action status stripped from lawsuit alleging wage-hour missteps vs firm providing workers to Caterpillar

Dan Churney Jan. 19, 2016, 9:19am

A Chicago federal judge has stripped the class action status from a lawsuit that alleged a Caterpillar contractor rooked Joliet workers out of overtime pay, with the judge describing the claims of 94 plaintiffs as too individualized to pursue as a whole.