Cases & Deals

Abbott obtains summary judgment in Pennsylvania wage class action

Client(s) Abbott Laboratories

Jones Day succeeded on summary judgment on behalf of Abbott Laboratories, dismissing a putative wage class action which a former pharmaceutical sales representative brought against the Company alleging that he and other sales representatives who worked for Abbott in Pennsylvania were misclassified as exempt employees and thus wrongly denied overtime compensation. The Court held that the plaintiff was exempt from state and federal overtime pay requirements under the administrative exemption of the FLSA and Pennsylvania law.

Ibanez, Gerald v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Case No. 09-CV-1406 (E.D. Pa)