Mass. Court Must Hear Driver Classification Suit: 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 8:13 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Friday determined that a Massachusetts federal court had erred in refusing to consider an employee classification suit brought by a delivery trade organization against the state, saying that the lower court had misapplied an abstention rule.

Though members of the Massachusetts Delivery Association currently face various suits in Massachusetts state court, this does not prevent the organization itself from waging its separate action against the government as the federal court had determined in refusing to take up the suit, a three-judge panel...
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