Intern Back Pay Suit Against Cumulus, WPLJ/New York Moves To Federal Court
January 20, 2016 at 4:06 AM (PT)
A lawsuit by a former intern at CUMULUS Hot AC WPLJ/NEW YORK against CUMULUS MEDIA INC. and WPLJ RADIO, LLC for back pay has been removed from NEW YORK STATE Supreme Court to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NEW YORK upon a Notice of Removal by the defendants.
KATHLEEN CARR's lawsuit, filed in DECEMBER, was styled as a class action for over 40 individuals over failure to pay minimum wages. CUMULUS argued that it is a resident of GEORGIA and DELAWARE and WPLJ RADIO, LLC is a DELAWARE corporation, thus satisfying the federal diversity of citizenship requirement.