ACOSTA VS. REMINGTON LODGING

Case No.: MSC16-02404    

HEARING ON MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

FILED BY RINA ACOSTA

* TENTATIVE RULING: *

In this motion for class certification (“Motion”), plaintiff Rina Acosta (“Plaintiff” or “Acosta”) seeks to certify three proposed classes, two of which include three subclasses, of current or former hourly non-exempt employees of Defendant Remington Lodging & Hospitality, LLC (“Defendant” or “Remington”), who have worked at Remington’s California hotels since December 20, 2012. (Motion at 1:24-26.) Remington opposes certification. The Court is inclined to grant certification in part. Parties are to appear at the hearing prepared to discuss appropriate limitations on the class definitions, as well as issues related to manageability.

I. Background

Remington manages eleven hotels in California. (Defendant’s Response to Special Interrogatory No. 2, Ex. 5 to Boucher Decl.) These include several different brands of hotels and span a........