5th Circ. Rules FLSA Plaintiffs Can Seek Emotional Damages

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2016, 9:31 PM EST) -- Workers filing suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act can seek emotional damages as part of their claims, the Fifth Circuit ruled in a complex decision Monday that upheld a jury’s verdict in favor of tenants in an apartment complex who’d received discounted rent for maintenance work.

A jury had found in the 2013 lawsuit that Santiago Pineda, a man living in a unit owned by JTCH Apartments LLC, had been cheated out of overtime pay for maintenance work he did on the building, and that...
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Case Information

Case Title

Santiago Pineda, et al v. JTCH Apartments, L.L.C., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act

Date Filed

September 28, 2015

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