March 2010: HSRR’s Randy Renick and Anne Richardson prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in UNITED STEEL v. CONOCOPHILLIPS . In a published decision, a unanimous panel reversed a lower court’s ruling, holding that the lower court improperly held that plaintiffs’ “on duty” meal period in a wage and hour “on duty” meal period case could not meet class certification requirements. The case has been remanded back to the District Court.