Former Martha Stewart Living GC's Severance Suit Gets Axed

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge tossed a lawsuit Monday in which a former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. general counsel accused the company of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and breaching an employment contract by shorting him on severance pay.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain backed MSLO's bid to dismiss Harvard Law School graduate and former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP associate Gregory Barton's case, holding that his state law contract and labor law claims were preempted by ERISA and applying a one-year...
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