DC Circ. Readjusts Worker OT Suit In Win For Geico

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 7:21 PM EST) -- Geico auto damage adjusters are exempt from overtime provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, reversing a lower court's decision and handing a win to the insurer.

The ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affects hundreds of adjusters who opted in to two lawsuits brought in Washington federal court.

"We conclude that the primary duty of Geico’s auto damage adjusters includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment, and thus they come within...
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