9th Circ. Says Dollar Tree Isn't Successor In FMLA Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Ruling for the first time on the definition of a “successor-in-interest” under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that Dollar Tree Stores Inc. was not the successor to a bankrupt company from which it purchased a leasehold.

The Ninth Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment to Dollar Tree in a lawsuit brought by former employee Christina Sullivan, who was given less paid leave than she requested in order to tend to...
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