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Court Certifies D.C. Soccer Stadium Unpaid Wages Collective Action Lawsuit

Jun 07, 2019
On June 7, 2019, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia held that a wage theft lawsuit on behalf certain workers who built Washington, D.C.’s new professional soccer stadium could go forward as a collective action. Handley Farah & Anderson and The Kaplan Law Firm represent the Plaintif…

Final Settlement Agreement Approved in DairyAmerica Lawsuit

May 17, 2019
Progressive Dairyman By Dave Natzke About 26,000 U.S. dairy farmers will split approximately $26 million in a settlement agreement reached in a decade-long lawsuit over misreporting of nonfat dry milk prices that negatively affected the milk prices they received. On May 8, 2019, the U.S. District Co…

CNN: The Internet Didn’t Shrink 6% Real Estate Commissions. But This Lawsuit Might.

May 15, 2019
CNN By Lydia DePllis After moving eight times as her husband’s job transferred them around the world, Lindy Chapman felt she knew a thing or two about selling real estate. Unlike her first home purchases, by 2015 she could do most of the initial research online, narrowing her home search to …

HFA Files Lawsuit Alleging that NYPD Conducts Unlawful Warrant Searches

Mar 25, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson and Cyrus Joubin, Esq. have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) engages in an unconstitutional practice of detaining people for the purpose of conducting warrant searches when no reasonable suspicion exists to detai…

HFA Files Lawsuit Against Bank and Sugar Mill for Discriminating Against African-America Sugarcane Farmer in Louisiana

Mar 06, 2019
HFA has filed a lawsuit alleging a discriminatory scheme by First Guaranty Bank and M.A. Patout sugar mill, and their executives, to profit at the expense of, impair and extinguish the sugarcane farm of Wenceslaus Provost, Jr., one of the last remaining African-American sugarcane farmers in Louisia…

HFA Files Lawsuit Alleging that National Association of Realtors and Real Estate Brokerages Conspired to Inflate Commissions Paid by Home Sellers

Mar 06, 2019
On March 6, 2019, HFA and co-counsel filed a putative antitrust class action in the Northern District of Illinois alleging that the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) and the four largest real estate broker franchisors (Realogy Holdings Corp., HomeServices of America, Inc., RE/MAX …

HFA Files Lawsuit Against FCA for Selling Vehicles with Defective Cooling Fans

Feb 11, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson has filed a class action lawsuit against automobile manufacturer FCA US for selling vehicles that contain defective cooling fans.  Specifically, the complaint alleges that FCA US knowingly sold Jeep Renegade and Ram Promaster City vehicles with cooling fans that fail pr…

HFA Files Lawsuit Against Rutgers University for Illegally Firing Pregnant Employee Eight Days Before Her Due Date

Feb 07, 2019
Natalie Jesionka is the Associate Director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark.  A leader and champion of Rutgers since 2004, when she first enrolled as a student at the university, she has gone on to a decorated and successful career in academia, focusing her talents on …

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, …

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