AstraZeneca Sales Reps Exempt From OT: Judge

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a putative class action overtime case brought against AstraZeneca LP by a former pharmaceutical sales representative, holding that the plaintiff fell under an exemption to Pennsylvania state law overtime pay requirements for outside salespeople.

Judge Kim R. Gibson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted AstraZeneca’s motion for summary judgment, and denied three other motions, including plaintiff Kristin Baum’s bid for class certification, as moot.

Judge Gibson wrote that a trial would be superfluous,...
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