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Former Hearst interns can’t pursue class action, thanks to Dukes

Judge rules the unpaid interns don’t meet commonality and predominance standards

Once again, the specter of Wal-Mart v. Dukes has stopped a class action in its tracks.

This time it’s the unpaid intern train that’s been stopped from a-rollin’. A slew of suits brought by unpaid interns at media companies and elsewhere has cropped up in the past couple of years, receiving a lot of attention from the press. One such suit was led by Xuedan Wang, a former intern at Harper’s Bazaar magazine, who sued Hearst Corp., claiming that its internships violated the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as N.Y. state labor laws.

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