Gov't Not Immune From Back Pay Interest: 9th Circ.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the Back Pay Act of 1966 waives the government's sovereign immunity on paying interest when it loses employment discrimination cases.
The decision, which overturned a district court ruling, squares the Ninth Circuit with previous rulings made by the Fourth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits.
The ruling stems from long-running...
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