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Feb 10, 2020

Another Trial Win for BTJW—Victory on Claims of Fraud and Breach of Contract Against Employer

February 10, 2020 – On February 7, 2020, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP partner Scott Moriarity obtained a $117,000 jury verdict on behalf of an executive against his former employer A.W. Companies and two of its stakeholders. The former executive brought claims for fraud and breach of contract, asserting he was defrauded out of bonuses and that the company failed to pay consulting fees.

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Nov 25, 2019

Navarro and Baillon Present on Sexual Harassment at Mitchell Hamline

November 25, 2019 – Last week, Frances Baillon and Cassie Navarro presented on workplace conduct at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni CLE Series. Entitled, “Wait…That Happened at Work?: How Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Workplace Become Actionable,” the CLE explored when and how employees cross the line from inappropriate to actionable under state and federal law.

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Oct 22, 2019

Baillon Joins Panel on Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims; Nelson Schaffer Presents on Employee Discipline & Discharge

October 22, 2019 – Over the next week, firm partners Frances Baillon and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer will present at separate CLEs on important issues in employment law. On October 25th, Frances Baillon joins an esteemed panel of practitioners at the 22nd Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute. On October 28th, Kaarin Nelson Schaffer will present to employment litigators and HR professions at a conference on the “How-To’s” for investigating and addressing workplace performance and conduct.

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Oct 11, 2019

BTJW Trial Victory: Whistleblower Wins Against Dakota County

October 11, 2019 - A Dakota County jury returned a verdict in favor of a former Dakota County Jail employee, who was forced to resign after she reported an inappropriate relationship between a counselor and a patient. The verdict was read on October 10, 2019. The jury awarded the plaintiff, Brooke Johnson, over $200,000 in damages, including wage and benefit loss and emotional distress damages. 

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Sep 10, 2019

Two Summary Judgment Wins for BTJW Clients

September 9, 2019 – Attorneys Dustin Massie, Cassie Navarro and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer scored victories for their clients by defeating summary judgement motions in two cases.

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Aug 15, 2019

Baillon, Jozwiak & Thome Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is pleased to announce that firm partners Frances Baillon, Chris Jozwiak and Joni Thome have been named to the 2020 list of Best Lawyers in America©. Frances Baillon was selected for Employment Law, Individuals; Joni Thome was selected for Litigation in Labor and Employment Law; and Chris Jozwiak was selected for both the Employment Law, Individuals, and the Litigation in Labor and Employment Law categories.

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Jul 16, 2019

Joni Thome Featured in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine

July 16, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that partner Joni Thome was featured in Minnesota's 2019 Super Lawyers magazine. Joni has been a vanguard in employee rights for nearly 27 years. The article highlights how her life and work experiences impacted her decision to go to law school and become a leading voice for those facing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

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Jul 09, 2019

Congratulations to Eight BTJW Attorneys Named to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Three Named to Top Lists

July 9, 2019 – This week, Super Lawyers announced that eight Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the lists of 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This marks the highest number of the firm’s attorneys receiving these recognitions. In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak were named to the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers and that Frances and Joni Thome were named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.