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United States Fifth Circuit

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. et. al. v Alvarez, 18-40246

Reversed judgment. In 2016, a Texas federal court enjoined the Department of Labor from implementing a proposed Overtime Rule. In 2017, Defendant, Carmen Alvarez a worker for Plaintiff in New Jersey, sued for unpaid overtime pay, relying on the new Overtime Rule. The Texas court held Alvarez in contempt, reasoning that she was bound by the injunction. The appeals court held that the Texas court did not have the authority to hold Alvarez in contempt and that the Texas court lacked personal jurisdiction over Alvarez.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/07/02


  • Dennis


  • United States Fifth Circuit


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