Guido v. Mount Lemmon Fire District, No. 15-15030 (9th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit against the Fire District, a subdivision of Arizona, alleging that it violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. 621-34. The district court granted the Fire District's motion for summary judgment, concluding that it was not an "employer" within the meaning of the ADEA. The Ninth Circuit held that the meaning of section 630(b) was not ambiguous and thus the district court erred in concluding that the twenty-employee minimum applied to political subdivisions. Even if the panel agreed with the First District and concluded that the statute was ambiguous, the outcome would not change. Accordingly, the panel reversed the district court's judgment and remanded for further proceedings.
- Guido et al v. Mount Lemmon Fire District, No. 4:2013cv00216 (D. Ariz. Dec. 12, 2014)
- Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, No. 17-587 (U.S. Nov. 06, 2018)