Appeals Court Rejects DOJ Attorneys' Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (September 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thousands of lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice who sued the government for overtime pay have been issued a stinging setback by a federal appeals court, which ruled the attorneys never received approval to work the extra hours.

The 26-page opinion, issued Sept. 11 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, affirmed the dismissal of the drawn-out case two years ago by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Specifically, the Federal Circuit’s three-judge panel rejected the plaintiffs’ allegations that the DOJ violated...
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