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Bufil v. Dollar Fin. Group, Inc., A118143

In a purported class action against an employer alleging violation of meal and rest break labor laws, a judgment entered in favor of employer along with a denial of plaintiff's motion for class certification are reversed where the trial court erred in: 1) concluding that issue preclusion principles should bar plaintiff's request for class certification under applicable precedents; and 2) finding that individual issues predominated over common issues, class members were unascertainable, and a class action was not the superior method for resolving the litigation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/13/2008
  • Published 05/13/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Daniel Harvey Qualls, Qualls & Workman, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • James Putman Carter, Costa Mesa, CA, for Defendant and Respondent.
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