Hospital Workers Ask 3rd. Circ. To Let Meal Break Suit Proceed

Law360, Philadelphia (March 6, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- A lawyer for employees who allege West Penn Allegheny Health System and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center forced them to work through breaks told the Third Circuit on Wednesday he had standing to pursue an appeal after his clients abandoned their claims when the classes were decertified.

J. Nelson Thomas of Thomas & Solomon LLP told a three-judge panel that regardless of whether the plaintiffs voluntarily relinquished their Fair Labor Standards Act claims or involuntarily lost them on summary judgment, an order dismissing them with...
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