Wamen

Full title: MICKAEL WAMEN et al., PLAINTIFFS v. THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, Defendant

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION

Date published: Jan 15, 2014

Facts

All of the facts are taken and accepted as true as they appear in the amended complaint. Goodyear France owns and operates a tire manufacturing plant in the city of Amiens North in the north of France (“Amiens North Factory”). Tire production at the Amiens North Factory is split between consumer tires and farm tires.  (Doc. No. 6, Am. Compl., at ¶ 33.) The plant employs more than one thousand employees, and the putative class is comprised of all current and former employees working at the Amiens North Factory on or after January 1, 2009. (Id. at ¶¶ 19, 32.) The Works Council is the French labor organization that represents the workers at the Amiens North Factory, including the plaintiff and the putative class. (Id. at ¶ 14(a).) Goodyear owns 75% of Goodyear France, and all tires manufactured at the Amiens North Factory bear the Goodyear label. (Id. at ¶¶ 6, 33.)

Issue

Court Judgment

For all of the foregoing reasons, Goodyear’s renewed motion to dismiss (Doc. No. 9) is granted. Plaintiffs’ claims are dismissed, and this case is closed.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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