WILLIAM DONAHUE v. TRIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS (Appeals Court)

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APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMALL OF FLSA, WAGE ACT, ETC. CLAIMS AGAINST COURT –

In Donahue v. Trial Court of the Commonwealth, the Appeals Court today upheld the dismissal of FLSA, Wage Act, overtime and common law claim against the MA Court system.  The Court found, among other points, that the Court was protected by sovereign immunity from those claims.  The decision provides a helpful discussion of sovereign immunity and how these statutes and the common law claims made cannot be made against the Commonwealth.

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