04/19/2011 12:42:00 PM EST
Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 2417 (Mar. 22, 2011)
LexisNexis Overview: Limiting
29 U.S.C.S. § 215(a)(3)'s anti-retaliation provision to written complaints
would undermine the FLSA's basic objectives, and the phrase "any
complaint" suggested a broad interpretation that would include an oral
complaint, thus, Seventh Circuit's holding that § 215(a)(3)'s "filed any
complaint" did not include oral complaints was vacated.
Counsel: James H. Kaster
argued the cause for petitioner.
Jeffrey B. Wall argued the
cause for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of court.
Carter G. Phillips argued the
cause for respondent.
Judges: BREYER, J.,
delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and KENNEDY,
GINSBURG, ALITO, and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed a dissenting
opinion, in which THOMAS, J., joined as to all but n. 6. KAGAN, J., took no
part in the consideration or decision of the case.
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