Mealey's Labor & Employment - California Federal Judge: HP Employees' Wage-And-Hour Suit Belongs In State Court

SAN DIEGO - A wage-and-hour class complaint filed by current and former employees of Hewlett Packard Co. belongs in state court because the $5 million amount in controversy required under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) was not proven to have been met, a California federal judge ruled April 17 (Michael Karlbom, et al. v. EDS, an HP Company, et al., No. 13-2996, S.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54423).

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