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Maryland Teachers With Moot Suit Can’t Get Refund of Union Fees

April 19, 2019, 2:46 PM

Two Maryland teachers who sued over their union fees have nothing left to challenge after the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2018 that public sector unions can’t collect fees from nonmembers who object to them.

Judge Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed the proposed class action as moot April 18. The school district and union defendants began complying immediately with the high court’s ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees, so an injunction blocking the fees would serve no purpose, Bennett found.

“The union’s communications are...

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