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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Filed Against USTA By Officials Suing For Overtime Pay

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A federal court judge last week threw out a lawsuit against the USTA filed in '11 by tennis officiating officials suing for overtime pay. The class action lawsuit claimed the umpires were de facto employees of the USTA, which owns and operates the U.S. Open. That would make them eligible for ov...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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