DC Circ. Puts DOL On Defense In Cowboy Labor Case

Law360, Washington (February 25, 2014, 7:48 PM EST) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the U.S. Department of Labor’s assertion that a group of former immigrant cattle herders lacked standing to bring their case protesting agency actions that had allegedly worsened the working conditions of their occupation.

At oral argument on Tuesday, U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Craig A. Defoe met pointed questions from all three judges on the panel when he tried to defend a lower court’s dismissal of the herders’ suit. The herders are challenging two 2011 DOL Training...
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