PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 9 upheld a trial court's rejection of a class complaint accusing a membership warehouse club of federal and state wage violations when it withheld wages from employees' final paychecks (Carrie Ward, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No. 11-56757, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 450).