Class Action Certification Denied to Magazine Interns


Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Judge Harold Baer, Jr. recently denied class certification to a group of unpaid interns attempting to sue the Hearst Corporation for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit, Xuedan Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, was filed in the Southern District of New York earlier this year. Each of the named plaintiffs worked as an unpaid intern for one of the Hearst Corporation’s magazines, including Harper’s... Read More