The Washington, D.C., Chapter of the INBLF (International Network of Boutique Law Firms) hosted its 11th Annual Black Tie Weekend in the Nation’s Capitol on October 9-12, 2014. The Black Tie Dinner was held at the United States Supreme Court’s Great Hall with Justice Alito as guest of honor. Appearing as guest speaker, Kenneth Feinberg, the “Master of Disaster,” spoke of his work as special master for victims’ compensation funds.
In Jones v. United States, the Plaintiffs sought to certify a class of all part-time federal employees who had not been paid premium pay for regularly scheduled work performed on Sunday. The Government opposed class certification, arguing that an individualized approach was necessary to determine damages, making class action certification inappropriate.