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National Office Week in Review: August 22, 2017

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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW August 12 - 18 , 2017 OFFICE OF NATCA GENERAL COUNSEL UPDATE ON FLSA SUIT The Department of Justice filed a new motion on Aug. 21 asking for a 10 - day extension (until Aug. 31) to review and finalize the dam ages calculations. As of Aug. 22, the Court had yet to rule on the motion. Background : In its March 31, 2017 decision in this case, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims directed the parties to file a joint stipulation by July 30 of the individual damages due to each of the NATCA plaintiffs. At the last minute, the Department of Justice requested a two - week extension of this deadline. The Court granted the extension with the caveat that any further requests for extensions would not be granted absent a showing o f extraordinary circumstances. The Department of Justice had begun working with counsel representing the NATCA plaintiffs on compilation of a final list of damages, and NATCA anticipated that the parties would meet the Court's new deadline of Aug. 14, 2017 for the damages submission. However, we learned on Aug. 14, 2017 that the Court granted another one - week extension for the submission of the stipulation on damages because the expert assisting with the calcu lations was unavailable . NATCA will provide additional information once that submission has been made. Any questions about the status of the case should be directed to NATCA General Counsel Marguerite L. Graf ( ).

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