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Employment attorneys say Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s Thursday ruling granting class certification to about 110 current and former employees of Dakota Steakhouse over a wage dispute should send a strong message to restaurant owners.

“I believe many employment attorneys are watching the outcome of cases like this, so those that represent restaurants can tell their clients they need to be aware that, even with a new law in place, courts are still approving class certifications in these cases,” said employment attorney Thomas Durkin, who represents plaintiff-servers Thomas Anderson and Rosemarie Taylor in their dispute with the Rocky Hill-based steakhouse.

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace covers legal trends, lawsuits and analysis for the Connecticut Law Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSCTLaw or reach him at 203-437-5950.

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