Ex-Abbott Drug Rep Exempt From OT, Judge Says

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 4:18 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday threw out a putative wage class action that a former pharmaceutical representative brought against Abbott Laboratories Inc., holding that the plaintiff was exempt from state and federal overtime pay requirements.

U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II granted a summary judgment bid from Abbott and rejected a competing summary judgment motion from plaintiff Gerald Ibanez, finding that the facts in the Ibanez case were “directly analogous” to those in two other suits in which the Third Circuit ruled that pharmaceutical...
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