noteworthy cases

NOTEWORTHY CASES

General Motors Ignition Switch Defect

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

GENERAL MOTORS IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT General Motors Co.   issued a recall of 1.6 million vehicles because of an ignition design defect. The GM ignition defect has led to lawsuits alleging wrongful death as well as diminution (decrease) in value of vehicles. Models identified as having the GM ignition switch defect include: 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalts; 2006-2007 HHRs; 2006-2007 Pontiac Solctice; 2005-2007 Pontiac […]

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Notice of Right to Join Collective Action in Hope M. Carr, et al, v. Autozoners, LLC, et al

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

NOTICE OF RIGHT TO JOIN COLLECTIVE ACTION IN HOPE M. CARR, ET AL, V. AUTOZONERS, LLC, ET AL All individuals who currently hold or previously held the position of Store Manager with AutoZone excluding those store managers from California and Puerto Rico from February 27, 2012 to the  present and  all individuals who were employed […]

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Opinion & Order certifying class in Scott v Family Dollar

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

OPINION & ORDER CERTIFYING CLASS IN SCOTT V FAMILY DOLLAR DOWNLOAD CLASS CERTIFICATION ORDER Mouse over document to reveal navigation arrows. Click Right and Left arrows to change pages.    [wonderplugin_3dcarousel id=3] Contact Us

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Deadlines extended on Acker Jr. lawsuit

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

DEADLINES EXTENDED ON ACKER JR. LAWSUIT A federal judge has agreed to delay filing deadlines on a lawsuit brought against former Alabaster teacher Daniel Acker, Jr. who pleaded guilty in 2012 to sexually abusing girls during his teaching tenure, according to court documents. The civil lawsuit was filed in 2013 by Jon Goldfarb and  L. William Smith on behalf of […]

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Employers Paying Employees with Pre-Paid Payroll Card or Debit Cards- Causing Hourly Rate to Drop below Minimum-Wage

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

EMPLOYERS PAYING EMPLOYEES WITH PRE-PAID PAYROLL CARD OR DEBIT CARDS- CAUSING HOURLY RATE TO DROP BELOW MINIMUM-WAGE The Fair Labor Standards Act states “Every employer shall pay to each of his employees… wages at… $7.25 an hour.” 29U.S.C. § 206(a).  Pre-paid payroll cards have provided employers a way to save money immediately on payroll fees.  […]

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Testosterone Drugs – Heart Complications and Death

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

TESTOSTERONE DRUGS – HEART COMPLICATIONS AND DEATH Currently Wiggins Childs lawyers represent clients who have been prescribed Testosterone drugs and who have experienced heart attacks, strokes, or other heart complications.  Our lawyers are continuing to investigate these cases, including for those whose loved ones have died after taking these Testosterone drugs. If you have any […]

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Reduced Minimum Wage, Tip Credit, Tip Share, & Tip Pooling

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

REDUCED MINIMUM WAGE, TIP CREDIT, TIP SHARE, & TIP POOLING “Reduced Minimum Wage” Plus Tips The FLSA requires that employers pay employees a minimum hourly wage. 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. Employers of tipped employeesmay consider tips as part of the tipped employees wages, but employers must pay a direct reduced minimum wage if they claim […]

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Ashworth v. General Motors, LLC, GM Class Lawsuit Filed: Ignition Switches (2014 -April)

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

ASHWORTH V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC, GM CLASS LAWSUIT FILED: IGNITION SWITCHES (2014 -APRIL) Ashworth v. General Motors, LLC, Class Action, Consumer Rights, Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Fraudulent Concealment, Unjust Enrichment, State Consumer Protection, Unfair Competition Statutes Currently Representing Plaintiffs in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, […]

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Invalid Tip Sharing / Tip Pool Settlement (2014)

By WCPFG | February 16, 2018

INVALID TIP SHARING / TIP POOL SETTLEMENT (2014) Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis and Quinn P.C., sued on behalf of two former servers arguing the servers were owed wages related to a system known as a tip pool operated by the restaurant, which forced them to share tips with employees who didn’t directly interact with customers. The suit […]

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