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The Hearst Corporation Class Action Litigation

On February 1, 2012, Outten & Golden LLP filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Hearst Corporation on behalf of current and former unpaid interns at Hearst’s magazines.

On July 12, 2012, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to conditionally certify a collective of all unpaid interns at Hearst between 2009 and 2012. If you were an unpaid intern at Hearst during this time period and did not receive a notice, please contact Outten & Golden as soon as possible.

On May 8, 2013, the district court denied Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and class certification. Plaintiffs have appealed the district court’s decision to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Plaintiffs’ appellate briefs can be found here and here. The U.S. Department of Labor and several workers’ rights organizations and unions, including the National Employment Law Project and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, filed amicus briefs on Plaintiffs’ behalf.

If you are a current or former Hearst unpaid intern, we would like to speak with you. Please complete our questionnaire or contact us directly.

Case Documents

Wang v. Hearst: Reply Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants

Jul 11, 2014

Wang v. Hearst: Reply Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants

Brief for Amici Curiae in support of the Plaintiffs-Appellants in Wang v. Hearst

Apr 9, 2014

Brief for Amici Curiae Economic Policy Institute, National Employment Law Project, National Employment Lawyers Association, Writers Guild of America East, Ross Perlin, and Professor David Yamada in support of the Plaintiffs-Appellants in Wang v. Hearst

Plaintiff Amicus Brief —Department of Labor—Wang v. Hearst

Apr 4, 2014

Wang v. Hearst Plaintiff Amicus Brief — Department of Labor

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