Business & Practice

FedEx Drivers’ Counsel Fires Back at Disqualification Move

March 6, 2020, 4:57 PM

Lichten & Liss-Riordan says FedEx Ground Packaging’s move to disqualify the firm from a nationwide driver-misclassification collective action is just a “last-ditch” attempt to derail litigation and harass a persistent opponent, according to federal court filings.

FedEx’s conflict allegation isn’t just wrong, its “highly speculative” and designed to prevent the court from notifying more than 150,000 drivers that they can opt into the conditionally-certified collective, LRR says in an opposition brief filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

LRR, which has actively challenged FedEx’s alleged driver-classification practices, represents Angel Sullivan-Blake in a Fair Labor...

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