Cruz v. Sun WorldAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, seeking to certify a class of those employed by defendant as nonexempt agricultural employees, either directly or through the use of farm labor contractors (FLCs). The trial court denied the motion for class certification. The court concluded that the trial court properly found that plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that common issues predominated in the causes of action. Because the lack of predominant common issues of law or fact was a sufficient basis for denial of certification of the direct employee portion of the class, the court need not address the other requirements for class certification. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.