Federal appeals court overturns $800,000 award in Werner driver trainee FLSA lawsuit
A federal appeals court overturned a nearly $800,000 damage award won by student drivers in a class-action lawsuit against Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) after a jury found the carrier and its subsidiary violated federal labor and state wage laws for failing to pay for rest breaks.
In its decision on October 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found that the lower court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, improperly extended the deadline for disclosure of expert reports “after the court-imposed deadline had expired.” According to Hawes and her article
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com // iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski