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Patterson Harkavy files class action alleging that recovery treatment centers exploited residents for unpaid labor

Patterson Harkavy and co-counsel, the NC Justice Center and Outten & Golden LLP, filed a class and collective action lawsuit on behalf of individuals struggling to overcome substance abuse and addiction who assert that they were exploited by a lo… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy Wins in Fourth Circuit for Underpaid Workers

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, the Fourth Circuit ruled for plaintiffs and reversed the district court in this wage and hour case. The plaintiffs are Charlotte-based Junior Asset Managers for a mortgage company who were not p… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Rejects Tip-Pooling Claims of Servers Making More than Minimum Wage Before Tips

In a case that appears to one of first impression at the federal appellate level, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Cumbie v. Woody Woo, Inc., that there are no tip-pooling claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for restaurant employees who are pa… Read More
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Reply Brief Filed for Simmons Appeal in Fourth Circuit

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, we have filed this reply brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in this wage and hour case. See here for a summary of the case. Ann Groninger, Burton Craige, and Narendra Ghosh are repre… Read More
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Brief Filed for Underpaid Workers in FLSA Appeal to Fourth Circuit

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, we have filed this opening brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in this wage and hour case. The plaintiffs are Charlotte-based Junior Asset Managers for a mortgage company who were not… Read More
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4th Circuit Rules for Class Certification in Racial Discrimination Case

In Brown v. Nucor Corporation, the 4th Circuit reversed the district court on the question of class certification. Under Title VII, the plaintiffs had brought racial discrimination claims of disparate treatment and disparate impact with regard to pro… Read More
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