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Robert Piveronas first launched his proposed class action against Sodexo in Pennsylvania state court back in March but saw the case removed to federal court in Aprilafter the management company argued that federal courts have original jurisdiction over all civil actions arising under U.
The problem though, Piveronas argued Tuesday, is that Sodexo never bothered to address the second essential requirement for keeping a case in federal court: That task, Piveronas argued, requires Sodexo, as the moving party, to show that Piveronas has standing to sue in federal court.
And, in light of the U.
These differing opinions should sway the court to remand the case back to the state at this point, to assure judicial efficiency and prompt, streamlined prosecution, Piveronas wrote.
When a federal court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over a case removed from state court, the only remedy is to remand the case to state court. In his March complaint, Piveronas alleged that Sodexo offered him a facilities management position, only to change its mind after he had already quit his previous job based on the results of an investigative consumer report — which involves interviewing people who know him about his qualifications and background — without providing the disclosures required by the FCRA.
After a series of interviews, Sodexo representatives told him he had the required experience and educational qualifications, his complaint said. Though he never completed a GED program after dropping out of high school, no one during the Sodexo interview process said it would be a problem, and in fact indicated that his consumer reports had check out, he alleged.
The company formally offered him the position in mid-July, and he quit his job shortly afterwards in order to start at Sodexo on Aug. However, Piveronas said that on Aug.
Piveronas is represented by James M. The suit is Robert Piveronas v. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Editing by Alyssa Miller.Robert Piveronas first launched his proposed class action against Sodexo in Pennsylvania state court back in March but saw the case removed to federal court in April, after the management company.
Savannah and Troy O’Prien and defendants Sodexo, Inc., and Sodexo Remote Sites Partnership hereby jointly do and will move the Court to (1) conditionally certify a settlement class; (2) preliminarily.
Sodexo by Philip Mattera Sodexo, based in France, is one of the global giants of the foodservice industry, with operations in about 80 nations. In various countries, but especially in the United States, it has been at the center of controversies over working conditions, wages, labor .
Sodexo (formerly Sodexho Alliance) is a French food services and facilities management company headquartered in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. Sodexo is one of the world's largest multinational corporations, with , employees that represent nationalities and are present on 34, sites in 80 countries.
The case, Piveronas v. Sodexo, Inc., was originally filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and removed to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by Sodexo on April 7, Sodexo labor-case trial set for September [USA] Author: Kevin McGill, Associated Press A federal agency has set a Sept.
12 trial date in a case involving allegations that food services giant Sodexo violated federal labor law .