A 9th Circuit ruling on an overtime case was a deep disappointment -- and a bit of a surprise -- to employment plaintiffs lawyers last week. The class action against Farmer's Insurance Exchange sought overtime pay for claims adjusters allegedly misclassified as exempt, and was modeled on suits that have brought about plaintiff verdicts and high-dollar settlements in state court. But the 9th Circuit left no doubt that it found every member of the class to be exempt.
9th Circuit Rejects Overtime for Adjusters in Farmer's Insurance Class Action
October 30, 2006