Dick's Wins Bid To Bar State Law Class In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing a nationwide employment class action against Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has refused to certify all state law claims and has nixed additional fiduciary duty and racketeering allegations, leaving only federal and New York state unpaid wage claims intact.

Judge Charles J. Siragusa of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York granted the sporting goods store's request to deny certification of a state law class on Wednesday, dismissing these claims as preempted by the Fair Labor Standards Act while...
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