Court Grants Approval of Settlement of Local Oyster Wage/Hour Lawsuit

Feb 01, 2019
On February 1, 2019, U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar approved the settlement of a wage hour lawsuit against the Local Oyster, a rapidly expanding restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland.  The lawsuit alleged that the Local Oyster unlawfully paid its employees a sub-minimum hourly wage of as little as…

The Atlantic: A Security Company Cashed In on America’s Wars—And Then Disappeared

Jan 29, 2019
The Atlantic By Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Man Bahadur Thapa had his doubts about the safety of the travel arrangements. Taliban spies were everywhere in the Afghan capital, and the bus transporting him and the Canadian embassy’s other guards, …

Court Grants Approval of Settlement of Defense Base Act Claims Against KBR

Jan 23, 2019
On January 23, 2019, Administrative Law Judge Carrie Bland approved the settlement of the Defense Base Act law suit against KBR, Inc.  The lawsuit was brought by Handley Farah & Anderson on behalf of Ms. Ahlam Al-Zajrawee concerning grievous injuries she suffered while working as a security gua…

HFA Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Homeowners Alleging Defective Gerard Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Jan 22, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson has filed a lawsuit against Gerard Roof Products, on behalf of a class of thousands of homeowners across the United States who purchased stone-coated metal roofing from the company. The roofing commands a significant premium in the market based upon claims that the roofi…

HFA Files Claims on behalf of Nepali and Peruvian Security Guards Injured while Protecting Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dec 15, 2018
Handley Farah & Anderson has filed claims with the U.S. Department of Labor seeking compensation for several Nepali and Peruvian security guards who were grievously injured in Iraq and Afghanistan while working for U.S. defense contractors Aegis LLC and Triple Canopy. The lawsuit alleges that mo…

Law360: Wilson, Buyers Go To Bat For Louisville Slugger Settlement

Dec 10, 2018
Law360 (December 10, 2018, 6:07 PM EST) -- Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has reached a deal to provide replacement baseball bats to settle a contentious proposed class action in Illinois federal court by buyers who alleged that Louisville Slugger Prime BBCOR bats were defective and that the company deni…

New York Times -- ‘They Treated Our Men Like Goats’: Guards Who Survived Afghan Blast Sue Employers

Aug 23, 2018
Man Bahadur Thapa cannot sleep. At home in Lalitpur, a Nepali city of ancient temples, the pricking pain from the shrapnel lodged in his body keeps him awake. Mr. Thapa struggles to walk, so he drags himself out of bed, inching forward on his elbows. Many times, he gives up and sobs in his tiny bedr…

HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit on behalf of Employees of Baltimore Restaurant, The Local Oyster

Aug 06, 2018
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a class of current and former employees of The Local Oyster, a rapidly expanding restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland, alleging their employer failed to pay its workers minimum wages dating back to the restaurant’s opening in …

HFA Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Construction Workers Denied Wages by Foulger-Pratt and Manganaro Mid-Atlantic

Jul 30, 2018
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of a group of former employees of Foulger-Pratt and Manganaro Mid-Atlantic, alleging these employers failed to pay workers promised wages and overtime premiums for work related to the construction of The Modern, a resident…

HFA Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Nepali Beekeeper Forced to Work on Maryland Farm for Three Years Without Pay

Jul 25, 2018
On July 13, 2018, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maryland alleging that Mr. Purna Bahadur Pun, a Nepali beekeeper, was forced to work on a rural Maryland farm for three years without lawfully owed wages.  The case alleges that Rightway Engineering and Man…

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