Wash. High Court OKs New Trial In FedEx Workers' OT Suit

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court for the State of Washington on Thursday upheld an appeals court ruling granting a new trial to a class of FedEx Ground Package System Inc. drivers who accuse the company of misclassifying them as independent contractors.

The high court sided with a state appeals court’s ruling, which threw out a jury’s verdict that found the drivers were independent contractors, and not employees of FedEx. 

The appeals court had found fault with jury instructions in the case, saying the definition of worker status that...
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