Abbott Appeals $3.5M OT Ruling In 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT) -- Abbott Laboratories on Wednesday challenged an Illinois federal judge's ruling that a class of sales representatives are not exempt from federally mandated premium overtime pay rates because they don't actually make sales, filing an appeal in the Seventh Circuit.

The appeal came a day after U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo issued final judgment in favor of the 57 plaintiffs who claimed $3.5 million in losses, but delayed determining the amount of damages, attorneys' fees and costs until the parties had exhausted their right to appeal. An...
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