9th Circ. Nixes FedEx Couriers' Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 4:44 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a district court's decisions refusing to certify a proposed collective action against Federal Express Corp. for alleged age discrimination among its couriers and granting the company summary judgment against the named plaintiffs.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had been right not to certify the proposed class because the plaintiffs hadn't shown they were similarly situated. It rejected the plaintiffs'...
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