Oct 15, 2021
Lawsuit Filed Against Build-A-Bear for Unlawful Text Messages
Shawn J. Wanta and Scott Moriarity of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, along with David T. Butsch and Christopher E. Roberts of Butsch Roberts & Associates LLC, have filed a class action lawsuit against Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Mar 08, 2021
Minnesota UFCW Local 663 Union Member? Lawsuits for Loss of Pension Benefits
The law firm of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is representing union members who have claims against UFCW Local 653 (now Local 663) for its actions in connection with loss of members’ 30-and-out pension benefits.
Jan 27, 2021
Class Action Settlement Approved for Flowers Foods Distributors in North Carolina
On December 29, 2020, a federal judge approved final settlement of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of distributors of Flowers Foods and Franklin Baking Co. in North Carolina. This lawsuitis one of many wage and hour cases brought by distributor-drivers of Flowers Foods in states across the East Coast and in Arizona. Baillon Thome Jozwiak &Wanta LLP serves as Lead Class Counsel in the present case, as well as several other lawsuits that have either settled or still in litigation.
Jul 31, 2020
Spam Text Message about an Online Real Estate Auction? Class Action Investigation into Possible TCPA Violations
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating unsolicited text messages (spam texts) and robocalls by companies that offer online real estate auctions. These companies may be so desperate to find bidders that they resort to spamming real estate agents or potential buyers.
Jul 14, 2020
Working Without Pay as Part of Drug and Alcohol Rehab? Class Action Investigation into Potential FLSA Violations
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating drug and alcohol rehab programs that compel participants to work without pay as part of their treatment. Some drug and alcohol rehab operators and rehab facilities, as well as some group homes for people transitioning from prison, require program participants to perform work, "internships" or other duties—including, but not limited to manual labor—in exchange for treatment, counseling and/or room and board.
Jul 13, 2020
Supreme Court Upholds Law Prohibiting Political Robocalls and Spam Texts
In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibits robocalls to home and mobile phones. In 2015, Congress amended the TCPA to allow for robocalls made to collect debts owed to the Federal Government. Thereafter, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) sued, arguing this amendment, and the entire TCPA, violated their First Amendment rights by prohibiting speech based on content.
Jun 08, 2020
Unwanted Text Message? Class Action Investigation into Spam Texts and Robocalls about COVID-19 Cleaning Services
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating unsolicited text messages and robocalls by companies that offer COVID-19 cleaning services. If you don’t have a prior relationship with a cleaning service, and you receive an unwanted text message or robocall about COVID-19 cleaning services, you may be able to assert a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
Apr 02, 2020
COVID-19 and COBRA Continuing Healthcare Benefits
If you had healthcare benefits, but you lost your job or were laid off due to coronavirus, your healthcare coverage may have been interrupted when you and your family needed them most. Under federal law, most employers must offer you continued healthcare coverage—also known as COBRA healthcare benefits—after your employment terminates.