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Out-of-State Drivers Dropped from Bimbo Bakeries OT Lawsuit

April 8, 2020, 10:05 PM

Twenty-two delivery drivers who wanted to join a worker misclassification lawsuit against Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. must be dismissed from the New Hampshire-based collective action because they’re not residents of the state, a federal judge said Tuesday.

There isn’t enough of a relationship between the non-resident drivers’ wage claims and the state of New Hampshire to justify jurisdiction, Judge Steven J. McAuliffe said for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

According to U.S. Supreme Court precedent, there must be a connection between a forum state and the specific claims asserted before a court may properly...

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