Nos. 12-41175, 12-41292.

735 F.3d 309 (2013)

Steve MOORE; Ruben Pena; Ronald E. Ganer; Russell Edlin; Ciriaco Villarreal, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CITGO REFINING AND CHEMICALS COMPANY, L.P., Defendant-Appellee. Steve Moore; Ruben Pena; Ronald E. Ganer; Russell Edlin; Ciriaco Villarreal, Jr.; Rudy Ramirez; Michael John Wedgel; Robert G. Garcia; Jerry Davila; Craig Sigmond Corley; Roland V. Guzman; Rudolfo R. Martinez; Ronald D. Stubbs; Luis R. Galvan, II; Charles John Breidenbach; David Bellows; David D. Ruiz; Donald Hedrick; Robert Scott; William F. Waggoner, Jr.; Jaime Requenez; Eduardo Martinez, Sr.; Gregory G. Smith; Rick G. Salinas; Diana G. Reddell; Chester Harrison, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Citgo Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

November 12, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregg M. Rosenberg, argjed, Esq. , Rosenberg & Sprovach, Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Stanley Weiner, Esq. , Jones Day, Cleveland, OH, Ralph F. Meyer , Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, L.L.P., Corpus Christi, TX, Alexander Nicholas Pyke , Jones Day, Mark Douglas Temple, argued, Reed Smith, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before SMITH, DENNIS, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.

JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge:

Console supervisors at a refinery alleged that their employer, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. ("CITGO"), misclassified them as exempt from the over-time pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219. In two separate discovery sanctions, the district court dismissed twenty-one of twenty-four plaintiffs.1 After...

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