How Citgo Fought Back Against FLSA Plaintiffs — And Won!

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 12:50 PM EST) -- Employers sometimes feel helpless in the face of wage-and-hour litigation, especially when dealing with plaintiffs' lawyers who play fast and loose with the court rules. Sometimes it pays to force the plaintiffs and their lawyer to play by the rules, as the recent Fifth Circuit decision in Moore et al. v. Citgo Refining & Chemicals Co. illustrates. That ruling affirmed the dismissal of 24 plaintiffs' claims, and ordered them to pay the defendant more than $53,000 for deposition costs.

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