Eastern District RoundupHarvey M. Stone and Richard H. Dolan, New York Law Journal
Court Addresses Inconsistent Verdicts, Joint Employers and Package Labeling
In their Eastern District Roundup, Harvey M. Stone and Richard H. Dolan review Judge Glasser's holding that an alleged inconsistency between a guilty verdict on count one and the jury's answers to special interrogatories on the verdict sheet did not require a new trial; Judge Weinstein's finding that two legally distinct entities were "joint employees" under the Fair Labor Standards Act, thus requiring employee work hours to be assessed cumulatively in determining overtime pay; and Judge Feuerstein's opinion that the labeling on packages for Kellogg's "Cheez-It Whole Grain" crackers was not misleading.
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