O’Melveny secured victories for DIRECTV in wage-and-hour litigation in federal and state court. In the Central District of California, we represent the company in a series of wage-and-hour mass actions. We have led the effort across all 10 mass actions to sever the more than 300 plaintiffs and the named defendants, and recently succeeded in opposing the plaintiffs’ motion to transfer all the actions to the MDL (multi-district litigation) court.

In a separate case, the California Court of Appeal, in a published decision, affirmed the trial court’s granting of our earlier motion to compel arbitration in a putative wage and hour class action, stripping out plaintiff’s class claims and sending only the plaintiff’s individual claims to arbitration.