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A new lawsuit alleges that Patient Account Representatives (PARs) working are being cheated out of compensation by their employer, Northshore University Healthsystem. According to the class action complaint, the plaintiffs – hourly workers at a Support Call Center in Skokie, Illinois – were denied wages and overtime in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards… Read More
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We all want to be good friends and neighbors, which we often do by welcoming others into our homes, especially during the holidays. But when a homeowner’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries – whether you were a guest or not – you may have to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Here are descriptions… Read More
Small debts can snowball out of control quickly, as late fees and fines accumulate on top of old bills and new bills keep coming in. If you’ve gotten behind on your payments, you may turn to a debt relief agency. These companies promise to help you get out of debt, restore your credit, and get… Read More
If railroads are the lifeblood of our country, then railroad workers are the country’s beating heart. Railroaders work hard in a dangerous environment, and it is only fair they are compensated for their on-the-job injuries. In recognition of this fact, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908 to protect railroad workers nationwide…. Read More
Sommers Schwartz is pleased to announce that Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected Parker Stinar to the 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” He will be formally honored at an award luncheon on at the Detroit Marriott in Troy on December 7th. According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the honor is bestowed upon attorneys “who are establishing… Read More
On December 2, 2017, attorneys from Sommers Schwartz, P.C., Wexler Wallace, LLP, and Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, P.C., along with Garrett TenHave-Chapman will host an informational meeting to educate residents and homeowners who may have been impacted by the dumping of potentially harmful chemicals from Wolverine World Wide’s Rockford, Michigan tannery. The Saturday event… Read More
Metropolitan Children and Youth, Inc., also known as Renaissance Head Start, is facing a federal lawsuit over claims that employees were forced to work “off the clock” in violation of applicable wage and overtime laws. Is Renaissance Head Start Cheating Workers Out of Compensation? Renaissance Head Start (Renaissance) provides custodial, educational, and developmental services to… Read More
Reports have surfaced regarding fires in the area of a fuse box in the trunk compartment of Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe models. Concerns have been raised that a fuse in the vehicle may not blow when a circuit is electrically overloaded. As a result, a fire can ignite in the right rear corner of the trunk… Read More
Sommers Schwartz shareholder Tad Roumayah recently participated in a webinar, hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), which focused on the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA). Tad and fellow panelist Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood discussed how lawsuits involving the WPA are on the rise and how Michigan’s courts are interpreting the law and its… Read More