Firstsource’s MedAssist faces federal collective action suit over non-payment of overtime

By JTB Press Center on October 17, 2017 5:38 pm

At Firstsource, it’s about more than the work we do. It’s also about the positive outcomes we help to create. “ This is how Firstsrouce introduces its healthcare provider division MedAssist’s edge to prospective clients and employees through its website. But in an FLSA ...

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TGI Fridays employees take a step closer to $19 M backwages

By JTB Press Center on October 13, 2017 8:45 pm

The allegedly underpaid food servers and cooks at TGI Fridays do not have the luxury yet to exclaim ‘Thank God It’s Friday.’ Through a collective action suit against the company they managed to gain the promise of being paid the amount which was denied them the past few years. But the settlement deal that promises as much as $19.1 million in backwages apparently also carries unacceptable pro...

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Seattle car rental workers to receive $2 M back wages from Hertz, Thrifty

By JTB Press Center on October 11, 2017 12:57 pm

Almost four years since the workers’ hourly minimum wage in Seattle, Washington rose to $15, those working in car rental companies Hertz under DTG Operations Inc. (better known as Thrifty) will finally get back wages corresponding to the hike denied them by their employers. Hertz and Thrifty agreed to pay the nearly $2 million settlement to conclude the workers’ case against them filed with th...

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Drug maker Novo Nordisk to pay $58 M to settle complaints of ‘dishonest’ marketing

By JTB Press Center on October 11, 2017 12:55 pm

Drug manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $58.65 million to settle allegations that it misled doctors to boost sales of its diabetes drug Victoza. Novo Nordisk is a Danish company that generates most of its revenues from diabetes drugs. Its headquarters in the U.S. is in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The federal investigation into its marketing and sales practices began in Februar...

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Against Future Income Payments

By JTB Press Center on September 21, 2017 4:52 am

On Monday, September 11, 2017, a purported group of retired and disabled veterans commenced a lawsuit alleging a massive fraud committed by Future Income Payments, LLC, Pensions, Annuities and Settlements LLC, Cash Flow Investment Partners, LLC, and Scott Kohn (“FIP”). The case was filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California by JTB Law Group, LLC, Sommers Schwart...

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Exotic Dancers Wage Suit Revived by Third Circuit

By JTB Press Center on August 22, 2017 8:14 pm

The Third Circuit Court recently revived a class action and putative collection case alleging that a renowned adult nightclub in New Jersey underpaid its exotic dancers. The Court issued a precedential ruling while specifying that statutory claims fall outside of arbitration agreements unless specifically mentioned in the clauses. The Third Circuit Courts’ three-judge panel decision was a welco...

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Court Approves $5.95 million Settlement for Ecolab Workers

By JTB Press Center on August 17, 2017 4:36 pm

California Federal Judge, Phyllis J. Hamilton

A federal judge approved a settlement in the ongoing case of Route Sales Managers and Sales Service Route Managers  of Ecolab Inc. in California who...

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Veteran Payday; Wells Fargo To Repay U.S.$108 Million Towards Veteran Loans.

By JTB Press Center on August 15, 2017 4:31 pm

  Case Number: 06-00547 in Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court; U.S. ex rel. Bibby et al v Wells Fargo Bank NA et al. A controversial whistleblower lawsuit has hit the U.S District Courts with a vengeance after successfully reaching a resolution settlement payout. Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) are now obligated to pay a substantial $108 million in damages over ...

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New Jersey Whistleblower Receives $9.4 Million-dollar Whistleblower Award for Alleged Mortgage Fraud

By JTB Press Center on August 14, 2017 1:32 pm

On August 7th, 2017 a New Jersey whistleblower was awarded $9.4 million Tuesday for filing a False Claims Act (FCA), also known as a qui tam complaint.  The allegations involved mortgage lender PHH Corporation and the relator questioned the practices with the mortgage company and its filings with the Federal Government.   The total qui tam settlement amount was over $74 million dolla...

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Employee Whistleblowers score a win against Medicare fraud in Ohio

By JTB Press Center on August 14, 2017 1:30 pm

OHIO – Employees turned whistleblowers have helped the government to recover millions of Medicare funds claimed fraudulently by one of the biggest nursing home operations in Ohio. Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc. (Olympia), and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. (Tridia), and their executives, Brian Colleran (Colleran) and Daniel Parker (Parker), have agreed to pay...

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