No. 13-20144.

771 F.3d 276 (2014)

Keith COFFIN, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated; Eric Jones; Jose L. Rangel; Josh Fox; Gregory Robinson; Jason J. Villareal; Dustin Akins; Mason Fulkerson; Zachary Latiolais, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. BLESSEY MARINE SERVICES, INCORPORATED, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

November 13, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark Joseph Oberti (argued), Oberti Sullivan, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Steven Franklin Griffith, Jr. (argued), Matthew Charles Juneau , Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., New Orleans, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Jane Blair Jacobs , Klein, Zelman, Rothermel, Jacobs & Schess, L.L.P., New York, N.Y., James C. Winton , Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., Houston, TX, Lynn Elizabeth Blais , Austin, TX, Amicus Curiae.

Before JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.

E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge:

Blessey Marine Services, Inc. (Blessey) brings this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court's denial of its motion for summary judgment. The district court declined to decide as a matter of law whether nine individual plaintiffs (collectively the Plaintiffs), former vessel-based tankermen on Blessey barges, who brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) seeking overtime pay, were exempt from the FLSA as seamen...

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