Consumer News

Moriarity Wins for Union Members on Motion to Dismiss

March 14, 2019 – Last week, firm partner Scott Moriarity scored a victory on behalf of union members in Nagel v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 653. These workers are seeking to hold their union liable following the loss of their early retirement benefits.  

Flowers Foods Distributors in Maine Win Class Certification

February 8, 2019 – Last month, distributors of bakery products for Flowers Foods, Inc., and its Maine subsidiary LePage Bakeries, won class certification in their ongoing wage and hour case against the company. The decision affects more than 100 distributors in Maine and is one of several cases across the country in which distributor-drivers are challenging their misclassification as independent contractors.

Pest Control Independent Contractor Investigation

We are seeking to speak with individuals who are considered pest control independent contractors for pest control companies. It is our understanding that these individuals may in fact be employees, not “independent contractors” and, therefore, misclassified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Wanta Authors Law Review Article on Class Action Fees

May 1, 2018 – Last month, firm partner Shawn Wanta was published in the Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Law Review. In his article, “How Do Lawyers Get Paid by a Class of Plaintiffs When There is No Fee Shifting Statute?,” Wanta examined how courts are given broad discretion under FRCP Rule 23(h) to determine reasonable attorney fee awards in class action litigation.