LACHTMAN COHEN P.C. ACHIEVES IMPORTANT SECOND CIRCUIT VICTORY
We are pleased to announce that the firm, led by our colleague Gregory A. Blue, achieved an important victory for our clients, who were sued in a class and collective action for alleged wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.
The other defendants agreed to settle for a substantial payment to the class, but we refused to settle and prevailed on summary judgment.
This decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms the Southern District of New York’s conclusion that the firm’s clients were not the plaintiffs’ employers under the FLSA or NYLL, and that there is no evidence that they engaged in any wrongdoing that would make them liable under an alter ego theory.
Read the Second Circuit’s DECISION.