6th Circ. Raises Bar For Labor Grievances To Get To Court

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 8:28 PM ET) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday reduced workers' ability to skip over internal union procedures before bringing a claim to court, saying its 1999 opinion that provided a significant exception to laws forcing employees to exhaust such procedures before filing suit misinterpreted legal precedent.

An en banc panel acknowledged its mistake in its opinion for the 1999 case Williams v. Molpus during its review and affirmation of an Ohio federal court's decision that threw out a part-time General Motors Co. worker's suit against it and United Auto...
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