American Eagle Indemnity Claim Stands In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 2:36 PM EST) -- A federal judge overseeing a putative class action accusing American Eagle Express Inc. of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors has refused to toss AEX's counterclaim seeking indemnification from some of the plaintiffs pursuant to a clause in their employment contracts.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied without prejudice a group of current and former drivers' motion to dismiss AEX's indemnification counterclaim, ruling that the accusation was not baseless or preempted by the Fair Labor Standards...
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