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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.   

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Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Opinion Filed January 27, 2010

Judges

Before:  Rendell, Barry and Chagares, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Rendell

Counsel:

For Appellant:  Christine C. Lilore

For Appellee:   Sharon K. McGahee