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Arbitration Pact Named Parent, Not Tech's Co., 4th Circ. Says

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A telecom services technician can pursue a proposed wage-and-hour class action even though he signed an arbitration agreement that included a class waiver provision since the document names only the employer’s parent company as a party, the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

A three-judge panel upheld a January 2017 order by U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel denying Knight Enterprises SE LLC's motion to compel arbitration of Patrick Weckesser’s proposed class and collective action alleging the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying technicians as...
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Case Title

Patrick Weckesser v. Knight Enterprises S.E., LLC


Case Number

17-1247

Court

Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act

Date Filed

February 24, 2017

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