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04 Sep
Pennsylvania Federal District Court Strikes Down “Half-Time” Overtime Pay

Pennsylvania Federal District Court Strikes Down “Half-Time” Overtime Pay

by Scott Harris | Wage & Hour | Share

Did you know that some employers pay overtime at a “half-time” rate rather than “time-and-a-half”? Many workers are surprised to learn that this may be permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and analogous state wage and hour laws. A recent decision from a federal district court in Pennsylvania has held otherwise, finding that…

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06 Jun
Anatomy of a Win: The Inlet Point Bulkhead Case

Anatomy of a Win: The Inlet Point Bulkhead Case

by Matthew Lee | Articles | Share

Inlet Point HOA v. Intercoastal Diving, Inc. et al It’s been estimated that only 8 to 10 percent of civil cases filed in state court actually go to trial. In the federal courts in 2002, it was as low as 1.8 percent. Although there are a variety of theories for why the instance of civil trials is declining,…

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16 May
Florida Condominium Developer Settles with Homeowners for $4.8 Million Over Chinese Drywall Claims

Florida Condominium Developer Settles with Homeowners for $4.8 Million Over Chinese Drywall Claims

by Dan Bryson | Consumer Products | Share

A Florida real estate developer on Monday agreed to pay $4.8 million to a class of condominium owners who claim that Chinese-manufactured drywall used in the construction of the homes caused property damage. RCR Holdings II, LLC will set up a fund for 182 named plaintiffs and the other owners of condominium residences in the…

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02 May
FLSA Case Filed Against Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime

FLSA Case Filed Against Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime

by Matthew Lee | Wage & Hour | Share

On March 27, 2012, Plaintiff Valerie Turner filed an Amended Collective Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland against Five Guys Enterprises, LLC and related entities asserting  Fair Labor Standards Act claims.  Plaintiff alleges that she, and other assistant store managers-in-training who worked at Five Guys, were misclassified under…

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John Whitfield has been significant in his management of a suit involving the death of my son in a motorcycle accident. His professionalism, compassion, support, and especially his knowledge base in this suit has been above reproach. He has communicated well and kept all parties apprised of the status of the suit. I feel he negotiated effectively to reach the best possible settlement for my son's estate. He certainly assures his clients are represented well. I am grateful for his successfully bringing this suit to a satisfactory conclusion. In short, John's expertise has been awesome.

Guy Lossing
Lincoln, Nebraska

I am very grateful to Whitfield Bryson for taking the initiative in filing suit against the manufacturers of defective CSST pipe. I am sure that this successful litigation will now help Maryland homeowners become aware of the danger of old style CSST pipe and to let them know what steps they may take to protect themselves against those dangers. Who knows how many lives and homes may be saved as a result of his efforts. Thank you for your important work in this litigation.

George Laufert
Cambridge, Maryland
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