Amazon COBRA Notice Lawsuit Gets Boost From Magistrate Judge – Bloomberg Law


By Jacklyn Wille
A former Amazon.com Services LLC worker notched an early win in her lawsuit over the company’s COBRA notices, when a federal magistrate judge recommended that she be able to pursue claims that the notices contained an “ominous warning.”
Plaintiff Teresa Lites adequately alleged that Amazon’s COBRA notices weren’t “written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average plan participant,” because they included an unnecessary and potentially inaccurate warning about criminal and civil penalties, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra said in a report. Lites sufficiently alleged that these warnings, “whether accurate or not, would prevent the average plan participant …
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