dentonpieBad news for Gawker: A judge has agreed that a group of its former unpaid interns are entitled to bring a class action suit over their treatment while working at Nick Denton’s gossip factory.

In her ruling (embedded below), Judge Alison J. Nathan has granted the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional class certification. The ruling means that the interns who initially brought the suit can now issue a notice inviting other former unpaid Gawker workers to join the suit.

Here’s Judge Nathan’s ruling…