Pignataro v. Port Auth. of New York & New Jersey, No. 08-3605
In plaintiffs' suit against defendant-Port Authority under the FLSA, alleging they were denied proper overtime pay as helicopter pilots, summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs is affirmed where: 1) Port Authority helicopter pilots are not "learned professionals" and are not exempt from the provisions of the FLSA; 2) district court correctly concluded that Port Authority's violation of the FLSA was not willful, and that plaintiffs were thus entitled to only two years of back pay, not three; and 3) district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding prejudgment interest to plaintiffs.
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Opinion Filed January 27, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Rendell
For Appellant: Christine C. Lilore
For Appellee: Sharon K. McGahee
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