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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Agreed to $16.7 Million Settlement in Overtime Dispute Dec 14, 2017

JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to a $16.7 million settlement with a group of assistant branch managers who filed a lawsuit stating that the banking giant had misclassified them as overtime-exempt employees. The putative classes claiming violations of ...

Texas Appeals Court Pressed to Drop Jefferson County Asbestos Death Suit Nov 27, 2017

Attorneys representing Jefferson County told a Texas appeals court to drop the lawsuit brought by the widow of James Farris, a former judge who died of mesothelioma reportedly caused by the asbestos that filled the courthouse he spent his career ...

Study Shows PPIs Potentially Tied to Increased Risk of Stomach Cancer Nov 17, 2017

People suffering from Helicobacter pylori, a type of stomach bacteria that increases the risk of stomach cancer and ulcers, may still be at risk of stomach cancer even after antibiotic treatment eliminates the bacterium. A new study published by ...

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. Pays $1.5 Million Settlement in Overtime Wage Dispute Nov 8, 2017

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. asked a Wisconsin federal judge to approve a $1.5 million settlement with their employer over wage disputes. In their lawsuit, the employees claimed that the time-share developer required its employees to work off the ...

BPB Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at AAJ Asbestos Litigation Group Monthly Update Nov 2, 2017

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is set to have their monthly update on Friday, November 3. This monthly call will update members of the AAJ’s Asbestos Litigation Group (ALG) about the latest news, and will discuss new and emerging topics ...

AT&T, Training Managers Agree to $2.75 Million Settlement Oct 16, 2017

A California federal judge recently approved a $2.75 million settlement between AT&T and a class of corporate training managers who alleged that the multi-billion dollar company misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to pay them ...

Jeanette Poage Jury Verdict Upheld by Missouri Supreme Court Oct 6, 2017

The Missouri Supreme Court recently upheld the original $11.5 million jury verdict won by Jeanette Poage after hearing an appeal by Crane Co. Poage filed her lawsuit after her husband, James Poage, died of mesothelioma back in 2012. He was a ...

Rental Car Companies Agree to Pay Nearly $2 Million Owed in Back Pay Oct 3, 2017

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced that rental car companies Thrifty and Hertz have agreed to pay nearly $2 million in back pay owed to their workers in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under the city’s increased ...

2,100 Tons of Asbestos Removed from Abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant Sep 21, 2017

A considerable amount of environmental waste remains at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, IL after 2,100 tons of debris containing asbestos was already removed from the site. “We still have a lot of other contaminants throughout the ...

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval on $8.5 Million Deal to Resolve Wage, Overtime Dispute Sep 14, 2017

Rock-Tenn Co. was granted preliminary approval on an $8.5 million deal to resolve a class action that claimed the paper and packaging company deprived over 800 of their factory workers overtime, wages, and proper breaks. Los Angeles Superior Court ...

Partner Camp Bailey Appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Sep 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that partner Camp Bailey was recently selected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) by United Stated District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation , MDL No. 2789. ...

Matagrano Inc. Agrees to $1.35 Million Settlement Over Wage Dispute Aug 17, 2017

A judge in San Francisco granted final approval to a $1.35 million settlement between Matagrano Inc. and a class of hourly employees who claimed that they weren’t given paid overtime or state-mandated breaks on Tuesday, August 8. The employees, a ...

Gas Station Owners in New Jersey Agree to Pay Almost $500,000 in Back Wages Aug 10, 2017

Six gas station owners in New Jersey recently agreed to pay 27 of their employees almost $500,000 in damages and back pay to resolve claims that their employers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The United States Department of Labor's ...

Makeup Sold at Popular Youth Clothing Store Tested Positive for Asbestos Jul 31, 2017

Researchers recently discovered that Just Shine Shimmer Powder makeup, sold at Justice, a national youth retail chain, tested positive for asbestos. The Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI), based out of Greensboro, NC found that tremolite asbestos ...

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman Featured in Newsweek Jul 18, 2017

For decades, our attorneys at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman have committed themselves to providing injured victims with the experienced legal representation they deserve in their time of need. Recently, we were featured in Newsweek as one of the ...

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