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A federal appeals court held that the law firm known as Skadden Arps may owe overtime to a contract lawyer who performed document review for $25 an hour. So reports Reuters.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court decision against the contract lawyer, David Lola, who is pursuing a class action on behalf of other contract lawyers. Holding that "a fair reading of the complaint in the light most favorable to Lola is that he provided services that a machine could have provided," the Second Circuit returned the case to the district court to decide the case on the merits.

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