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Mealey's Labor & Employment - 5th Circuit Affirms Ruling For County In Wage Suit, Notes Not All Issues Resolved

NEW ORLEANS - A district court correctly concluded that Texas county detectives were paid a salary when it granted a motion for judgment as a matter of law following a jury's opposite determination in a verdict for the detectives; however, the detectives' overtime claims were not dead and could have proceeded in a new trial had the detectives not abandoned their motion for one, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Jan. 10 (Jose Escribano, et al. v. Travis County, Texas, No. 19-50236, 5th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 853).
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