Mar 14, 2019
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.
Mar 11, 2019
Homeowner with a VA Mortgage? Class Investigation for Unlawful Cash-Out Refinancing Practices by Mortgage Lenders
March 11, 2019 – In recent years, some mortgage lenders have engaged in predatory lending tactics toward veterans, causing many to refinance their home loans for large fees that pad lenders’ pockets rather than benefit veterans with better terms or lower costs. If this has happened to you, we want to speak with you.
Feb 08, 2019
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.
Nov 02, 2018
Homeowner? Class Investigation for Failed Interest Payments by Mortgage Lenders
November 2, 2018 – We are seeking to speak with homeowners whose mortgage lenders have failed to pay money into their escrow accounts. Mortgage lenders in several states, including Minnesota, must comply with laws that require them to pay interest on money held in escrow accounts.
May 31, 2018
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).
May 01, 2018
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.
Apr 17, 2018
Settlement Reached in Coyle v. Flowers Foods and Holsum Bakery
April 17, 2018 – After more than two years of hard-fought litigation, the parties have reached a settlement in the Arizona wage and hour class action lawsuit of Coyle v. Flowers Foods, Inc., and Holsum Bakery, Inc. This case is one of six independent contractor misclassification lawsuits filed against Flowers Food across the country.
Nov 02, 2017
Moran Transportation Corp. Dock Workers Win Conditional Class Cert
November 2, 2017 – This week, dock workers employed by Moran Transportation Corporation won conditional class certification in their wage and hour lawsuit against the company. Kackman v. Moran Transporation Corp. seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages for company dock workers employed in Minnesota and in other locations. Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP has been appointed conditional collective action counsel in this matter.