It’s not all that often that a federal court of appeals reverses an order granting class certification in an unpublished opinion—much less the Ninth Circuit. But a panel of that court just did so last week in holding that a district court erred in certifying a class of workers because of Kuwait’s statute of repose. Lee v. ITT Corp., No. 12-35375 (9th Cir. July 24, 2013).
The plaintiffs, who worked in Kuwait for ITT Corporation, brought a class action alleging overtime-pay claims on behalf of all individuals working in Kuwait for ITT or its subsidiaries under a particular contract.
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