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Excerpt: of various Drug Enforcement Administration diversion investigators, asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq. Government counsel had thought In that an answer was filed in this case as in the other cases. the course of a recent review of these cases, however, Government counsel discovered that, due to an oversight,
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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS MARIA L. GILBERT, et al., Plaintiffs, v. THE UNITED STATES, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

No. 07-731C (Judge Bush)

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE ANSWER OUT OF TIME Defendant respectfully requests leave of the Court to file the attached answer out of time. 17, 2007. . The answer was due on December

This is one of almost 30 cases 15 of which were filed in the past year involving virtually identical complaints filed on behalf of various Drug Enforcement Administration diversion investigators, asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq. Government counsel had thought In

that an answer was filed in this case as in the other cases.

the course of a recent review of these cases, however, Government counsel discovered that, due to an oversight, the answer in this case had in fact not been filed. The granting of leave to file the attached answer out of time will not cause any prejudice. The allegations contained in

the complaint are substantially the same as those contained in numerous other complaints that counsel for plaintiffs in this case has filed on behalf of diversion investigators in other cases, and the Government's response to the complaint in this case is substantially the same as its response to the other complaints. Further, the parties have partially settled the

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earlier diversion investigator cases, and have been discussing settlement and other matters relating to the more recent diversion investigator cases including this case as a group. For the foregoing reasons, we respectfully request that our motion for leave to file our answer out of time be granted. Respectfully submitted, JEFFREY S. BUCHOLTZ Acting Assistant Attorney General s/Jeanne E. Davidson/Bryant G. Snee JEANNE E. DAVIDSON Director Filed Electronically s/Shalom Brilliant SHALOM BRILLIANT Senior Trial Counsel Commercial Litigation Branch Civil Division Department of Justice 1100 L Street, N.W. Attn: Classification Unit 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20530 Tele: (202) 616-8275 Fax: (202) 305-7643 Attorneys for Defendant February 29, 2008

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CERTIFICATE OF FILING I hereby certify that on the 29th day of February 2008, a copy of the foregoing MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE ANSWER OUT OF TIME was filed electronically. I understand that notice of this

filing will be sent to all parties by operation of the Court's electronic filing system. the Court's system. Parties may access this filing through

s/Shalom Brilliant

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