CBS can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for now.
A class-action lawsuit brought against the network and “Late Show With David Letterman” production company Worldwide Pants has been dropped, according to legal papers obtained by TheWrap on Wednesday.
The suit, brought by a woman who claims to have been an intern on “Late Show,” was discontinued “in its entirety without prejudice,” meaning it can be filed again at a later date.
The suit, filed in Supreme Court in New York last week, claimed that Mallory Musallam was employed as a “Late Show” intern from September to December 2008. During her time at the show, the suit says Musallam “typically worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week.” During her time there, the suit adds, Musallam performed various tasks, including but not limited to doing research for interview material, delivering film clips from libraries, running errands, faxing, scanning, operating the switchboard, and other similar duties.”
The suit claims, “Defendants have maintained a policy and practice of wrongfully classifying Named Plaintiffs and others similarly situated that worked on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman‘ as exempt from minimum wages and overtime compensation.”
The suit sought to “recover unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation owed to Named Plaintiff and all similarly situated persons who are presently or were formerly employed” on “Late Show.”
An attorney for Musallam had no comment for TheWrap on the discontinuance of the lawsuit. CBS has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.