4th Circ. Tosses $15M Labor Suit Against Verizon

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday threw out a putative class action against Verizon Communications Inc. alleging the company owed some of its administrative clerks $15 million because it paid them less than workers in another state.

The decision, issued by a three-judge panel, affirms Verizon's July 2010 victory in a lower court, when U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus dismissed the suit and awarded Verizon costs. The original complaint was filed in April 2010 by clerks in Maryland and Virginia who claimed they were owed what...
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