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Judge reserves decision in Scotiabank unpaid overtime class action certification application

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal - Ontario

The Ontario judge hearing the Scotiabank unpaid overtime class action certification application has reserved his decision, according to this Canadian Press article. (You can read the Statement of Claim here).

The Scotiabank case is the second of the "Big Three" unpaid overtime class action certification appplications to be brought by the same coalition of law firms. 

In a decision issued in June 2009, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to certify an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit brought by the employees of Canadian Imperial Bank Commerce (CIBC) on the basis that there was an insufficient "commonality" among the employees' claims. That decision has been appealed with a hearing date set for March  24-25, 2010.

Canadian National Railway Co. is also facing a possible unpaid overtime class action lawsuit.