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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "The 7th Circuit has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to determine whether FedEx drivers are employees or independent contractors"

The July 12th 7th Circuit decision in Craig et al. v. FedEx (ILB summary here) is the subject of a July 16th Courthouse News story by Joe Celentino that concludes:

The 7th Circuit has asked state supreme courts to weigh in on cases with some frequency in the past two years.

In American Federation of Teachers v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, the Illinois Supreme Court weighed in on whether tenured teachers laid off for economic reasons had the right to be rehired when openings arose.

And in George v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Indiana Supreme Court found that the ticket-distribution plan for the Men's Final Four did not constitute a "lottery" under state law.

The 7th Circuit subsequently adopted both courts' opinions.

Note: The headline to the CHNS story probably should say "Kansas" rather than "Indiana."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 17, 2012 10:49 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions