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Massachusetts federal court denies defendant’s motion to transfer case to Iowa

Hillary Schwab and Rachel Smit have successfully opposed an effort by CRST Expedited to transfer a case from Massachusetts to Iowa. In that case, Hillary and Rachel represent truck drivers in CRST’s truck driver training program. The Court held that enforcement of a forum selection clause in the plaintiff’s employment contract would be “unreasonable and unjust.” The Court also declined to transfer the case to Iowa because a plaintiffs’ choice of judicial forum is entitled to “considerable deference” under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. You can read the Court’s decision here.