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National Automatic Laundry & Cleaning Council v. Shultz

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
443 F.2d 689 (1971)


The National Automatic Laundry & Cleaning Council (National Automatic) (plaintiff) wrote a letter to the Federal Wage and Hour Administration (defendant). The letter requested an interpretation on whether certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applied to coin-operated laundry employees. The administrator of the agency replied with a letter stating that the FLSA provisions applied but took no further action. National Automatic brought suit challenging the interpretation. The agency claimed that the interpretation was not judicially reviewable until it was actually used in an enforcement action. The district court dismissed the claim. National Automatic appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Leventhal, J.)

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