FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors: Atty

Law360, Los Angeles (January 12, 2012, 6:25 PM EST) -- A lawyer representing a class of FedEx Ground Package System Inc. delivery drivers in multidistrict litigation accusing the company of misclassifying its drivers told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday that her clients are employees, and not independent contractors, under Kansas law.

Beth Ross of Leonard Carder LLP argued that an Indiana federal court overseeing the case — just one of a slew consolidated in the MDL — erred when it granted the FedEx's motion for summary judgment against the lead plaintiffs, who represent a certified class...
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