Law Firm Moves To Dismiss Contract Attorney Overtime Suit

Last week law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP moved to dismiss, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), the lawsuit filed by contract attorney William Henig “and others similarly situated.”  We previously wrote about the suit – in which plaintiffs sued, alleging various violations of federal and New York State wage and hour laws – here.

You can read the motion here.  The crux of defendant’s argument is that licensed-attorney document reviewers must exercise significant judgment and are engaged in the practice of law, and thus fall under the “professional” overtime exemption under federal and state law.

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