In a decision that a plaintiffs attorney says overturned nearly 50 years of precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit threw out a class action Wednesday that sought overtime pay for more than 9,000 government attorneys because the lawyers didn't get the proper written approval before logging extra hours. The class sought $500 million for work done between 1992 and 1999, when Congress passed a law barring overtime pay.
Federal Circuit Says No Back Pay for DOJ Lawyers
June 24, 2004
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