Law360 (July 21, 2021, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of Labor complaint alleging a Florida-based private security company failed to pay security guards proper overtime and minimum wage is not a "shotgun pleading" worthy of dismissal, a federal judge ruled, saying the complaint contained sufficient information.
U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, in an order Tuesday, denied a motion by Freeman Security Services Inc. and its president to dismiss the complaint or for a more definite statement. The DOL secretary's filing had enough information for the company to respond, the judge said.
"The court agrees with the secretary that the complaint is not a shotgun pleading,"...
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