Eastern District Roundup

Court Addresses Inconsistent Verdicts, Joint Employers and Package Labeling

, New York Law Journal


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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