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Argued October 13, 1944.
Decided December 4, 1944.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. R. Curtis McBroom, with whom Mr. Mark McGee was on the brief, for petitioners.
Mr. Beverley V. Thompson, with whom Mr. Wm. N. Strack was on the brief, for respondent.
Solicitor General Fahy, Mr. Douglas B. Maggs, and Miss Bessie Margolin filed a brief on behalf of the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE JACKSON delivered the opinion of the Court.
Seven employees of the Swift and Company packing plant at Fort Worth, Texas, brought an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act to recover overtime, liquidated damages, and attorneys' fees, totalling approximately $77,000. The District Court rendered judgment denying this claim wholly, 53 F.Supp. 1020, and the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed.
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