Steamboat Cos. Can't Steer Bartender's OT Suit To Arbitration

Law360 (March 10, 2021, 5:46 PM EST) -- The operators of what claims to be the largest river steamboat ever built can't paddle away from a proposed collective action brought by a bartender alleging unpaid overtime wages, after an Indiana federal court refused to toss the claims to arbitration Wednesday.

In what U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker said could be an issue of first impression for the circuit, the judge denied a bid by American Queen Steamboat Operating Co. LLC and HMS Global Maritime LLC to dismiss the Fair Labor Standards Act claims because of an arbitration agreement. Mary Rodgers-Rouzier qualified for an arbitration exemption for seamen because...

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