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Narouz v. Charter Comms., LLC, No. 07-56005

In a class action for unpaid wages, the district court's denial of the parties' motion to certify a class for settlement purposes is vacated where: 1) the voluntary dismissal by a class representative of his personal claims in a putative class action lawsuit did not render moot his appeal of the denial of class certification; and 2) the district court erred in denying class certification without providing any findings or providing any analysis of the Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 factors.

Read Narouz v. Charter Comms., LLC, No. 07-56005

Appellate Information

Argued November 17, 2008

Submitted December 1, 2009

Filed January 15, 2010


Opinion by Judge Smith


For Appellants:

Stephen M. Harris, Knapp, Peterson & Clarke, Glendale, CA

For Appellees:

Steven D. Allison and Mandana Massoumi, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Irvine, CA