Court Grants ABRA Extension for Response
ABRA Auto Body & Glass has been granted an extension to answer
the complaint filed against the company earlier this summer in U.S.
District Court in the District of Minnesota. The company now has
through October 17, 2007, to answer the complaint, in which plaintiffs
allege that the company required customer service managers (CSMs)
and customer service representatives (CSRs) to work overtime without
pay and that it did so by misclassifying these employees as "managerial,"
which exempted them from overtime pay.
Thomas Hale and Justin Schreckenstein, two former employees who
are represented by Clayton D. Halunen of Halunen & Associates in
Minneapolis, filed the class-action suit on July 17, 2007.
This is the second extension magristrate judge Janie S. Mayeron
has granted the Minneapolis-based company. ABRA's answer was due
originally on August 20, but an extension was granted through September
ABRA is represented by Joseph M. Sokolowski and Linday J. Zamzow
of Fredrikson & Byron P.A. in Minneapolis.Sokolowski declined to
comment on the case.
Calls to Halunen have not been returned.
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