National Law Journal Quotes Manatt Partner on "Suitable Seating" Case Dismissal

Suit Tossed Against Theaters Over Worker Seating
– National Law Journal

The National Law Journal quoted Manatt's Robert Platt, a partner in the firm's Litigation division, on a California judge's decision to throw out a class action alleging AMC Theaters violated the state's "suitable seating" law.

As reported by the National Law Journal, the class action alleged AMC failed to provide seats for employees who sell tickets at its box offices. However, a superior court judge found on July 24, 2014, that AMC did not have a policy in California requiring its box office cashiers to stand at its 45 theaters, and seats were available and used by some cashiers. The case is one of several "suitable seating" class actions that has been brought in California under the Private Attorneys General Act in 2004.

"Most cases settle or get dismissed," said Platt, who represented AMC. "We're the first one to go to trial, and AMC prevailed."

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