UPS Spared Punitive Damages Bid In Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has spared UPS Inc. from a punitive damages claim in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by three managers in Idaho who say they were disciplined after they questioned whether salaried supervisors were violating the U.S. Department of Transportation's service hour regulations by making deliveries themselves, especially around Christmas.

Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale found that lead plaintiff Darel Hardenbrook would not likely be able to prove enough facts at trial to support an award of punitive damages, according to her ruling Monday...
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