Unpaid internships are a mutually beneficial staple of the American business landscape. They provide raw workers, generally students, with a glimpse into a particular industry at no cost to the company. Especially in these uncertain economic times, internships provide unemployed students with crucial real-world experience. But no good deed goes unpunished. In the past few years, several high-profile companies have fallen victim to lawsuits brought by former interns for alleged wage and hour violations. Recently, however, this wave of class action litigation hit a major roadblock. 

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