ERISA Claims Nixed In FedEx Drivers' Benefits MDL

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed claims that FedEx Ground Package System Inc. wrongfully denied a nationwide class of drivers the right to participate in employee benefit plans because it misclassified them as independent contractors.

Judge Robert L Miller Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on Tuesday dismissed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims from multidistrict litigation accusing the shipping giant of misclassifying its workers, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to exhaust the administrative remedies available to them....
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