As we reported this past July, Winebrake & Santillo, working with co-counsel from the Kansas City law firm of Donelon PC, obtained class certification for a class of Assistant Branch Managers (ABMs) employed at Citizens Bank locations throughout Massachusetts. The lawsuit, entitled Lyons v. Citizens Financial Group, Inc., 11-cv-11187-GAO (D.Mass.), is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The ABMs allege that they were misclassified as exempt from Massachusetts overtime rights laws. Citizens Bank asked the First Circuit Court of Appeals to review the district court’s certification order. On December 18, 2012, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying Citizens’ request to review the class certification decision. Click here for a copy of the opinion.