Watkins v. Montgomery, AL, No. 13-11718 (11th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs, fifty-four fire suppression lieutenants employed by the City, filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 207(a), contending that they are entitled to overtime compensation. The jury rejected plaintiffs' claims. The court found that, in light of the evidence presented during trial, the issues that the jury determined were properly before it and that the jury's conclusions on those issues were reasonable. The court also found that the district court sufficiently instructed the jury before the jury reached its verdict denying plaintiffs' claims. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.