Monday, July 13, 2009, 11:10 AM

Family Dollar Mounts Vigorous Defense

Originally published May 7, 2009

In another chapter in the hotly-contested multidistrict litigation involving FLSA claims against the discount retailer, Family Dollar has won a battle and continues to press the plaintiffs to comply with procedural rules. Since "class" members have to file written consents to join in federal wage-hour suits, they are subject to discovery requirements, including answering interrogatories. When a number of the consenters failed to provide responsive, signed responses, Family Dollar asked the court for help, and got it: For the ruling by Judge Graham Mullen of the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, see

Now the employer has filed motions to dismiss noncomplying plaintiffs' claims. Watch these pages for further developments.

Update (7/13/09): Order

Update (6/22/09): Docket and New Filing

Update (6/12/09): Judge Mullen denied the motion to dismiss

Update (6/5/09): The Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

Update (5/14/09): "Judge says plaintiffs' attorneys are spiteful."


Blogger rex said...

Sweet. I assume each plaintiff gets to serve their own unique set of discovery on the employer. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

May 8, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

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