Lewis Rice Defends St. Anthony’s Medical Center against Joint-Employer Claim

An employee filed lawsuit against St. Anthony's Medical Center and one of its supervisory level employees, alleging that St. Anthony's was a joint-employer with the plaintiff's actual employer. St. Anthony's and the supervisory level employee moved to dismiss the lawsuit on various grounds, including on the grounds that neither St. Anthony's nor the employee were proper defendants that could be sued for employment discrimination under either State or Federal law. After significant briefing, our clients' motion to dismiss was granted in its entirety.

Neal Perryman served as lead counsel on this matter. By taking immediate dispositive action, we were able to end the federal litigation on an initial motion and do so without expensive discovery and further litigation.