I see your lawsuit and raise you a contempt motion!
(It sounded baller in my head. But, seeing it in print, not so much.)
Although that .gif…
Injunction? What injunction?
Remember a few months ago when I blogged about a class-action lawsuit filed in a New Jersey federal court. That’s the one where the plaintiffs alleged that a Texas federal judge’s nationwide injunction of the DOL’s proposed overtime rules didn’t apply to them.
In other words, the plaintiffs claimed that they were entitled to overtime because they were salaried employees making more than $23,660 per year and less than $47, 476 per year who worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. Indeed, that’s what the DOL’s proposed overtime rules say. The ones that were enjoined nationwide.
So, it seems that the lawsuit may have rubbed the defendant the wrong way.
The defendant went and filed a motion for sanctions that the Court issue an order:
- finding the plaintiff and her counsel in contempt,
- enjoining them from attempting to enforce the proposed overtime rules, and
- awarding the defendant its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the contempt proceedings.
But, here’s the best part.
The defendant didn’t file the motion in New Jersey. Instead, the defendant filed the motion with the Texas federal judge who entered the nationwide injunction. And, I’m like…
Seriously, all I can do is tip my cap and stop blogging for today.