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New Class Certification Decision In FedEx Ground Litigation

Published by on April 4, 2008

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, responsible for handling the multi-district FedEx Ground independent contractor litigation, has issued a 164-page opinion on class certification.  The Class Action Defense Blog has a good summary as well as a copy of the decision here.  The main issue in the various cases is whether […]

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, responsible for handling the multi-district FedEx Ground independent contractor litigation, has issued a 164-page opinion on class certification.  The Class Action Defense Blog has a good summary as well as a copy of the decision here.  The main issue in the various cases is whether the drivers are independent contractors or employees under state law.

The district court certified class actions with respect to cases involving drivers from Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin, but denied class action treatment for drivers from Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Dakota and Virginia.  The district court previously granted class action certification with respect to drivers from Kansas.

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