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Inter-Continental Hotel Class Action Must Stay in Federal Court

Nov. 4, 2019, 6:28 PM

A San Diego hotel worker’s class action against Inter-Continental Hotels Group Inc. belongs in federal court because the estimated amount in controversy totals about $9.2 million, the Southern District of California said.

Mallory Cavada, a former front desk manager at Staybridge Suites in San Diego, filed a putative class action against joint employers Inter-Continental, IHG Management Maryland LLC, and Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources Inc., alleging unfair competition, wage, overtime, meal and rest break, business-related expense, and wage statement violations of California labor law.

Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said Nov....

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