A federal court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s retail employees had filed against the company. The Judge followed a Supreme Court ruling when he dismissed the case with prejudice.
The lawsuit concerning the matter refers to the claims imposed by the company’s workers against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The company’s retail employees claimed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s anti-theft policies have caused them losses in wages. The plaintiffs claimed that some policies applied across all the Apple stores have divested them of a lot of money in wages and overtime.
The verdict was announced by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsop in support of the company. Judge Alsop backed his decision citing a similar lawsuit that was ruled by the Supreme Court recently. The case was called Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v/s Busk.
In Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s case, Judge Alsop considered two actions together, and he dismissed them both, emphasizing that the case allegations failed to survive Busk. Apart from this, he dismissed individual allegations filed by plaintiffs named Brandon Fisher, Adam Kilker, and Dean Pelle. He did so because the individual suits failed to certify a class.
The complaint was originally lodged on June last year that claimed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had denied workers of their hourly wages. The company allegedly employed bag checks when workers clocked out ahead of lunch hours or even at the end of the shift. While filing the case, the company’s workers cited the example of one worker who was due to receive around $1,400. They said that he was not paid for approximately 50 to 90 minutes of overtime service.
The U.S. District Court Judge has asked the plaintiffs to bring in a new set of consolidated complaints by January 6. He pointed out that the court requires a counsel to append the document to highlight the differences between the new set of complaint and the ones that were dismissed in the previous case.