Federal Circuit: No Authority To Award Attorney Fees In Back Pay Dispute

Federal Circuit: No Authority To Award Attorney Fees In Back Pay Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 5 denied a request for attorney fees under the Back Pay Act, 5 U.S. Code Section 5596, and Federal Circuit Rule 47.7, finding that the court lacks the statutory authority to make such an award under the Back Pay Act to employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Jane L. Gallo v. Department of Transportation, No. 2011-3094, Fed. Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 16085).

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