5th Circ. Scraps Sears Technicians' OT Class Action

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a Sears Roebuck & Co. win in an overtime class action brought by home service technicians who wanted to be paid for the time they spent commuting to and from client sites.

A Texas district judge who granted Sears summary judgment in April 2010 got everything right, a three-judge panel said.

“As the district court's opinion provides a clear, comprehensive and correctly reasoned analysis of all issues presented here, we adopt that court's reasoning and holdings as our own,” the...
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