AT&T Workers' Identity Theft Claims Preempted By NLRA

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a trial court's decision to throw out an identity theft case brought by AT&T Southeast workers against the Communication Workers of America, agreeing that the claims were preempted by the National Labor Relations Act.

The plaintiffs unsuccessfully challenged a May 2010 order that had granted the defendants — CWA; CWA, District 3; and CWA, Local 3602 — summary judgment, arguing that the trial court had erred by finding their North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act claim preempted....
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