Judge Strips Claims From Wage Suit Against Insurer

Law360, New York (June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has won a bid to quash the majority of claims in a wage-and-hour dispute with former employees.

In an order handed down Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota partially granted Blue Cross' motion to dismiss numerous counts, ruling them inadequately pled. Surviving the order were the employees' claims of federal overtime breaches and unjust enrichment.

The two named plaintiffs sued the insurer claiming violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota FLSA...
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