Auto Parts Co. Says Mass. Discrimination Claim Preempted

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT) -- U.S. Tsubaki Holdings Inc. filed a lawsuit Thursday in Massachusetts that seeks to prevent state regulators from pursuing a claim that the automotive parts manufacturer violated state discrimination law when it denied health care coverage to an employee's same-sex spouse, arguing federal employment law blocks regulators' enforcement efforts.

Tsubaki seeks a court order that would prevent the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination from continuing to pursue its case on behalf of former employee Leslie Rivera. MCAD is pre-empted from adjudicating the discrimination claim because Tsubaki's health plan...
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Case Information

Case Title

U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc. v. Tynes et al

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Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.


Michael A. Ponsor

Date Filed

July 25, 2013

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