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Judges Clash as Fifth Circuit Replaces Opinion in Overtime Case

Dec. 22, 2020, 2:09 AM

Judges on the Fifth Circuit clashed Monday as they withdrew an opinion in a labor case and issued a new one, again finding that the manager of offshore oil rig workers for Helix Solutions Group should get another shot at a lawsuit seeking overtime pay compensation.

The Monday opinion, though, revealed tensions between judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, who sniped at each other in a concurrence and dissent even as the new opinion largely maintained the earlier ruling.

In a concurrence, Judge James C. Ho took issue with language in the dissent from Judge ...

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