'Frivolous' Weight Bias Claim Against Dish Installer Tossed

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge cut a putative weight discrimination class action against satellite dish installer Multiband Field Services Inc. in half Wednesday, sanctioning an unsuccessful job applicant's lawyers for pursuing a “frivolous” disparate impact claim without identifying a facially neutral policy to support it.

U.S District Judge Thomas L. Ludington tossed plaintiff John Ayers' claim for disparate impact under Michigan state law, agreeing with Multiband that Ayers — whose June amended complaint accused the company of refusing to hire field service technicians who weigh more than...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ayers v. Multiband Field Services, Inc.

Case Number



Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Thomas L. Ludington

Date Filed

February 21, 2013

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