FedEx Guns For Jury Trials In Driver Status Suits

Law360, New York (January 7, 2010, 2:55 PM EST) -- FedEx Ground Package System Inc. is pushing for jury trials in all 63 cases in the multidistrict litigation over its practice of classifying drivers as independent contractors, a day after the logistics giant failed, again, to gain access to its drivers' tax returns.

On Wednesday, FedEx urged Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to designate all the constituent cases for jury trial, rather than setting aside 13 suits that plaintiffs say could be tried before the...
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