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Layoffs at coal mining company prompted two WARN Act suits – $625,000 Settlement and $745,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs brought two class actions under the federal WARN Act against two affiliates of Southern Coal Corporation. Both class actions were filed in the U.S. District Court in Abingdon. These actions arose from layoffs of approximately 155 coal miners by ...

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Class Certified for Ambulance Overtime Claim (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge conditionally certifies a class of ambulance crew personnel – drivers and EMTs – in this suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act for compensation for automatic deductions of 30-minute meal breaks without reimbursement ...

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Abused Domestic Worker Wins Trafficking Case (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and enters default judgment of $749,351 under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and for breach of contract, to plaintiff, a Filipina domestic worker hired by defendants through Qatar and ...

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Exec Bonus was ‘Income’ for Disability Plan (access required)

A disabled executive’s $280,000 “profit-sharing” bonus counted as payment for work under his company’s ERISA disability plan, and the boost in his earnings allowed the plan administrator to terminate his long-term disability benefits in 2012; however, the plan could not ...

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