6th Circ. Cans Marsh Worker Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 7:09 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has snuffed a former Marsh USA Inc. employee’s bid to revive a discrimination suit against the risk management powerhouse, holding that the lower court correctly exercised jurisdiction under federal preemption and granted summary judgment to the defendant.

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected appellant Novella Lockett’s argument that the district court erred when exercising subject matter jurisdiction over the numerous discrimination claims filed under state law, finding that one count in the complaint is indeed completely...
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