Offer Of Full Relief Doomed FLSA Suit, High Court Says

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a nurse's Fair Labor Standards Act collective action against Genesis Healthcare Corp. cannot proceed because the case was properly dismissed after the employer's offer of full relief for her individual claims rendered the case moot.

In a 5-4 decision, the high court reversed the Third Circuit's decision to revive the lawsuit to prevent employers from "picking off" individual plaintiffs after a Pennsylvania federal court dismissed the complaint.

In an opinion penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, the majority held that because...
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