Coca-Cola Bottler Dodges Overtime Pay Suit

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed collective action launched by an employee of The Coca-Cola Co.'s bottling and distributing unit who said the company violated federal law by denying him overtime pay, after the employee voluntarily dismissed the suit.

U.S. District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger dismissed the case against Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. with prejudice after named plaintiff Harold Plemmons notified the court in June that he was dismissing the case. Plemmons did not provide any reasoning for his decision to withdraw the...
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