Published Works “The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 – 2003,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 “Still Starting the Case – 2001: An Updated Collection of Michigan Complaints,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 “The Works” Medical Malpractice 1993 – 1997, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 Ch 1, Personal Injury, “Michigan Law of Damages,” ICLE,… Read More
Sommers Schwartz attorney Rob Ash, along with co-counsel, secured a settlement in lawsuit claiming that Florida-based ThinkDirect Marking Group violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by unlawfully withholding overtime compensation. The plaintiffs, employees working as Home Agent Sales Associates for the company, argued that the defendant failed to pay them for off-the-clock work comprised of… Read More
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Launch of first office outside of Michigan expands the firm’s practice, especially in nationwide representation of plaintiffs in wage and overtime, mass tort, and class action litigation. SAN DIEGO, CA – Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a leading contingency-based litigation law firm, has opened an office in San Diego, California. The new… Read More
Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson prevailed on an appeal involving a $6.55 million class action settlement on behalf of exotic dancers who alleged they were not paid a minimum wage while working at Déjà Vu gentlemen’s clubs. The plaintiffs are current and former exotic dancers at defendant Déjà Vu-affiliated clubs across the country, and earned… Read More
Video Transcript: Jason Thompson: My name is Jason Thompson, and I’m with the law firm of Sommers Schwartz. I’m here today with my partner, Lance Young, to talk about a particular type of newer class action against pyramid schemes. What Is a Pyramid Scheme? Lance, what is a pyramid scheme? Lance Young: Well, they’re also… Read More
Video Transcript Jason Thompson: My name is Jason Thompson with the law firm of Sommers Schwartz. Today I have with me Rob Ashe, a lawyer of our firm and Veronica Stewart, a paralegal at our firm. Today we’re going to talk about wage and hour cases or what we commonly refer to as wage… Read More
Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah successfully obtained a $385,000 settlement for the CEO of a local home healthcare company in an employment litigation dispute involving violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and breach of an employment contract.
On October 2, 2016, Crain’s Detroit Business published an article (subscription req’d) discussing the impact of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA Inc., a case involving the legality of requiring employees to forgo class action and collective action lawsuits in favor of binding, individual arbitration. Many believe the matter is headed to the… Read More
Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah successfully obtained a $320,000 settlement for their client, a police officer wrongfully discharged from a local municipality, in an employment litigation dispute involving violations of the Michigan Whistleblower Protection Act, the Michigan Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.