Minnesota Living Assistance v. Peterson, No. 17-2658 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision to abstain, and held that the district court correctly determined that preemption was not facially conclusive and no exception to Younger abstention applied. In this case, Baywood filed suit against the Commissioner and DLI, alleging that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) preempted the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA) and thus Baywood need not pay state penalties for any MFLSA violation. However, in a previous suit, DLI brought an administrative action against Baywood for failing to pay overtime compensation in violation of the MFLSA.