Ky. Jury Favors Rawlings In OT Class Action

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky jury returned a verdict Friday for The Rawlings Co. LLC in a class action alleging the company owed its medical claims auditors $12 million in back pay for misclassifying them as overtime exempt.

After a three-week trial, the jury in the Oldham County Circuit Court in Kentucky found that the company and its founder George Rawlings had not violated state wage-and-hour laws when classifying the medical claims auditors as salaried positions, according to Rawlings attorney Shawn Rabin of Susman Godfrey LLP.

"The job in question was one that involves employees who exercise discretion in judgment, and when we were...

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