Split 5th Circuit Reinstates Full Costs Award To Prevailing Employer In Wage Suit

Split 5th Circuit Reinstates Full Costs Award To Prevailing Employer In Wage Suit

NEW ORLEANS - A Texas federal court judge erred in reducing an award of costs to an employer that prevailed in a wage-and-hour suit based on the difference between the employer's and employees' wealth, a split Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Nov. 12 (Steve Moore, et al. v. CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., No. 12-41175, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22834).

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