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Anthem Salespeople Defeat Bid to Toss State-Law Wage Claims

Nov. 23, 2022, 4:53 PM

Anthem Cos. must face state law-based wage-and-hour allegations after a federal judge rejected the company’s argument that the salespeople lacked standing and failed to make plausible claims.

The health insurer sought to shut down only the state-law portion of the suit and didn’t move to dismiss the federal Fair Labor Standards Act claims.

The workers have standing to bring the case even if they might not be able to recover under state law, the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana said. They sufficiently alleged an FLSA claim, so whether their state-law claims are also plausible isn’t ...