Allstate Adjusters May Pursue Class Action
On State Law Overtime Claims, Court Rules

Sept. 3, 2014, 4:00 AM

A federal district court didn’t abuse its discretion by certifying a class of about 800 current and former claims adjusters who allege Allstate Insurance Co. violated California law by having them work unpaid off-the-clock overtime hours, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Sept. 3 (Jimenez v. Allstate Ins. Co., 9th Cir., 12-56112, 9/3/14).

The Ninth Circuit denied Allstate’s interlocutory appeal. It said the district court properly applied Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to find named plaintiff Jack Jimenez raised common questions about whether adjusters generally worked overtime without pay ...

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