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October 2017

$100,000.00 – Disability Discrimination–Firm represented a client in a pre-litigation employment dispute against a jewelry manufacturing company for claims of disability discrimination arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. The company terminated our client while she was on medical leave. After engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $100,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

September 2017

Russo v. Ruiz, et al., Docket No: 15-cv-9789(CS), Southern District of New York
$420,000.00– Improper Payment of Overtime Case – In this matter, the Firm represented former employees who worked for Defendants, Armonk Limousine Car Service, Inc. as drivers. The complaint alleges that the Defendants failed to pay Plaintiffs the wages lawfully due to them under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Specifically, for the entirety of their employment, the Defendants required Plaintiff and others to routinely work beyond forty hours in a workweek, but failed to compensate them at the statutorily-required overtime rate for any hours that they worked in excess of forty. Additionally, Defendants paid and treated all of their drivers in the same manner. Plaintiff brought this lawsuit against Defendants pursuant to the collective action provisions of the FLSA, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all other persons similarly-situated during the applicable FLSA limitations period who suffered damages as a result of the Defendants’ violations of the law. Subsequently on September 19, 2017, District Court Judge Cathie Seibel, for the Southern District of New York, granted final approval of class and collective action, and the approved a settlement in the amount of $420,000.00. Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

$100,000.00 - Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case – Firm represented a client in a claim against her former employer for hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment. After litigation and engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $100,000.00. Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

$150,000.00 - Racial Discrimination case - The firm represented a client who faced religious and race based discrimination in the form of a hostile work environment retaliation against him after he complained about it. After mediating the case, the Firm settled the matter for a total of $150,000.00. Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

Vivaldo, et al. v. United Talmudical Academy of Kiryas Joel, Inc., et al. Case No: 14-CV 2636 (GWG)
$1,000,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wages Case - The firm represents a class of kitchen workers with alleged violations under the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the overtime provisions of the New York Labor Law, and various other provisions of the New York Labor Law. In the lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that he and others were paid less than the legal minimum wage rate per hour and not paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours per week at the rate of time and one-half their regular rate of pay. The firm successfully negotiated a $1,000.000.00 settlement on behalf of the class. Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

Case No: 14-CV-3676 (FB) (CLP)
$875,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wages Case –Subsequent to filing a lawsuit on behalf of the Plaintiffs, the firm negotiated a class settlement $875,000.00 on behalf of the workers. The matter was handled by Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli.

Davis et al. v. Uptown Communications & Electric, Inc., et al., Case No: 16-CV-3990 (LB)
$670,000.00- Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represents a class of technicians against a cable company alleging overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. These technicians alleged that they worked in excess of forty hours per week without receiving overtime compensation; and/or were not issued accurate or any pay stubs/wage statements on each payday. The firm successfully obtained a $670,000.00 settlement for the class with Jeffrey Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handling the matter for the firm.

August 2017

$300,000.00– Racial Discrimination case – Firm represented three clients of African American descent in a claim against a utility contracting company for discrimination due to their race and for retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination in violation of Section 1981 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The complaint alleges that the company discriminated against the Plaintiffs on the basis of their race by terminating their employment on the basis of their race and denying them the same terms and conditions of employment available to other employees. Throughout their whole employment, plaintiffs were discriminated against the basis of their race in violation of Section 1981 by fostering, condoning, accepting, ratifying and/or otherwise failing to prevent a hostile work environment that included, among other things, severe or pervasive racial discrimination against Plaintiffs by their supervisors. Almost immediately after filing suit, the Firm settled the matter for $300,000.00. Alexander T. Coleman and Pooja Bhutani handled the matter for the Firm.

July 2017

The United States of America v. Narco Freedom et al., Docket No: 12-cv-3674 (JGK)
$50.5 Million- 
Firm Successfully Recovers Compensation for Whistleblowers Who Reported Violations of The False Claims Act

In this matter, the Firm successfully aided a group of whistleblowers in reporting widespread fraud and corruption to the United States District Attorney leading to the government recouping $50.5M from the Defendants for violations of the False Claims Act. As alleged in the complaint, Narco Freedom, which operates as a substance abuse treatment center within the City of New York submitted false claims to the government for services that they did not perform in spite of receiving compensation for those services. The Firm represented a group of seven whistle-blowers in bringing the fraud allegations to the government for prosecution.

$113,895.00 – Age Discrimination Case – The firm represented a client who alleged that although she had devoted nearly a lifetime of immaculate work and proven dedication to her employer she was abruptly and unlawfully terminated due to her age on her sixtieth birthday. The firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $113,895.00. Partners Alexander Coleman and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2017

$135,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her Long Island employer for appalling sexual harassment, national origin discrimination, and retaliation.  The Defendant subjected Plaintiff to a sexually-charged and abusive working environment by not protecting her rights in the workplace and ignoring her complaints about the intense sexual harassment and national origin discrimination that occurred during her employment.  After launching several complaints in good faith, the Plaintiff was retaliated against and terminated from her employment. After defeating Defendant’s motion for summary judgement, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $135,000.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Russell J. Edwards handled the matter for the Firm.

Kenroy Williams v. Fairfield Family Care, et al., Docket No: 16-cv-3903 (VB)
$125,000.00
 – Minimum Wage and Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented Plaintiff Kenroy Williams, who alleged that his employer, the defendants Fairfield Family Care, LLC and Fairfield Family Care Holdings, LLC, violated both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law by failing to pay him in accordance with the law. The Plaintiff commenced his employment with the Defendants as a live-in caregiver to elderly or infirm patients. Plaintiff alleges that he was required to work between sixty and sixty-three hours per week and was also required to be on call ready to be engaged to work for about 120 hours per week. Despite these facts, the Plaintiff did not receive any overtime compensation. The Firm settled the matter with the defendants for a total of $125,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffry R. Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

May 2017

Sulltonmurodov, et al. v. Mesivta of Long Beach, et al., Docket No: 15-cv-1654 (LDW (AYS)
$185,000.00
– Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of kitchen workers against the Defendant, Mesivta of Long Beach, which operates as a private high school and rabbinical college.   The complaint alleged that in addition to not being paid minimum wage the Plaintiffs worked sixty-four hours per week and not paid at the appropriate over time rate performing duties such as cooking, serving meals, cleaning, and maintenance functions.  The Firm settled the matter for $185,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Shaun Malone handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2017

Hernandez v. Highgate Hotels, L.P et al., Docket No: 15-CV-8144 (JGK)
$643,000.00 – Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented a group of workers against Highgate Hotels and others for their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The complaint alleged that the named Plaintiff, Miguel Hernandez, was employed by the Defendants, a hotel management company, as a personal assistant who was required to work at least sixty-five hours per week, but was only paid for the first forty hours that he worked. The firm negotiated a settlement $643,000.00 on behalf of workers. The matter was handled by Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli.

Burczyk v. Kemper Corporate Services, Inc. et al., Docket No: 15-CV-1483 (DRH) (SIL)
$300,000.00 – Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented clients against Kemper Corporate Services, Inc.  The Plaintiffs, whose primary duties consisted of appraising auto damage, alleged that they routinely worked over forty hours per week and were not paid for the hours they worked over and above forty. These actions violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The firm successfully obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for the clients with Jeffrey Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handling the matter for the firm.

$196,052.20 – Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented a group of Plaintiffs who were allegedly misclassified as managers by the nationwide company they worked for. Although the Plaintiffs held the position of managers, their duties and responsibilities did not rise to true managerial tasks as they had no real authority to perform managerial responsibilities. While working in this “manager” role, the Plaintiffs were paid on a salary basis and were required to work twelve to fourteen hours a day without being paid for any hours over forty. The complaint alleged that the duties performed by the Plaintiffs did not qualify them to be exempt from overtime. Michael Borrelli and Michael Minkoff obtained a $196,052.20 settlement for the Plaintiffs.

March 2017

$450,000.00 - Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Case – Firm represented a client in a claim against her employer for sexual harassment and gender discrimination in a manner that rose to the level of an actionable hostile work environment, and was subjected to quid pro quo discrimination when on numerous occasions she was subjected to unwelcomed and abhorrent sexual acts. After litigation and engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $450,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., and Caitlin McNaughton handled the matter for the Firm.

$450,000.00 – Sexual Harassment, Assault and Battery Case In response to a flagrant violation of the title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Right’s Law, the firm represented a client who was subjected to sexual innuendos and unwanted physical and sexual contact by her direct supervisor. Upon lodging a complaint to human resources the company refused to take adequate remedial action and forced our client to keep coming to work each day in close proximity to her harasser, which resulted in the constructive discharge of her employment. The firm settled this case for $450,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., and David Barnhorn handled the matter for the Firm.

Stress, et al., v. 42nd Street Kitchen LLC et al., Docket No: 15-CV-3635 (AKH) Borrelli & Associates obtains judgments against 42nd Street Kitchen LLC known as KTCH, which operates as a popular restaurant, event space, and dance club located in New York’s OUT Hotel. The Firm obtained judgments on behalf of seven (7) former KTCH employees. The Plaintiffs alleged that they worked over forty hours per week, but we not paid at a time and half rate for any hours over forty per week.

February 2017

Anwar v. Christopher Stephens, d/b/a 7-Eleven, et al., Docket No: 15-CV-4493 (JS) (GRB)
$199,500.00 – Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented Plaintiff, Muhammad Anwar against Christopher Stephens d/b/a 7-Eleven and Attaullah Khan. The 7-Eleven franchise at issue in this case was one of the highest grossing 7-Elevens in all of North America. The complaint alleged that despite this fact, the Plaintiff, who worked there from June 2011 to June 2015, was not compensated in accordance with Federal and State law. Plaintiff routinely worked at least eighty hours per week and the Defendants arbitrarily adjusted Plaintiff’s hours worked each week so as to avoid paying him anything for the overwhelming majority of his hours. After filing the case in United States District Court – Southern District of New York the Firm settled the matter for a total of $199,500.00 for the single Plaintiff. Michael J. Borrelli and Michael Minkoff handled the matter for the Firm.

Aguilar v. Trolio Landscaping, et al., Docket No: 16-cv-2230 (CS)
$125,000.00 – Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented a group of landscapers who were allegedly mistreated under the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the overtime provisions of the New York Labor Law, and various other provisions of the New York Labor Law. The clients worked for Trolio Landscaping and routinely worked over 60 hours per week. Yet the defendant allegedly, failed to pay them an hourly wage, did not pay any wages for hours worked past the first 40, and failed to provide its employees with adequate wage statements. When the lead plaintiff, Genaro Aguilar, complained to the defendant, the defendant retaliated by firing them. The firm successfully negotiated a $125,000.00 settlement. Alexander Coleman and Pooja Bhutani handled the matter for the firm.

January 2017

$400,000 –Age Discrimination and Improper Payment of Wage Case – The firm represented a client who alleged that although she had devoted 17 years of exemplary service to her employer she was fired based on her age. Additionally, she alleged that she was not paid proper wages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The firm successfully negotiated a $400,000 settlement for the client after mediation. Alexander Coleman and Pooja Bhutani handled the matter for the Firm.

$300,000 – Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case. In response to a flagrant violation of the title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Right’s Law, the firm represented a client who faced sexual harassment and retaliation under these laws. The client was an associate in a law firm whose supervisor, a Firm partner and the primary defendant, was alleged to have made a series of persistent and sustained verbal and physical sexual advances towards the client. When the client rebuffed these advances she alleged that the Defendant docked her pay, unreasonably criticized her work performance and threatened employment termination. The firm settled this case for $300,000. Pooja Bhutani and Alexander Coleman handled this matter for the firm.

$140,000 – Age Discrimination and Retaliation Case – The firm represented a client who alleged that after participating candidly in a company investigation of a separate incident of discrimination, her supervisor began to discriminate against her based on her age in a retaliatory manner. These actions were in direct violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After sending a demand letter and mediating, the firm settled this case for $140,000. Jeffrey Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

$125,000 – Gender and Race Discrimination Case – The firm represented a client who faced gender and race based discrimination while employed by an elderly care services company in violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law. The defendant’s supervisor allegedly explicitly without reservation stated his disdain and lack of trust in non-Caucasian and female employees. His discrimination culminated in attempts to fabricate incidents which he could use as a pretext to fire the plaintiff. After sending a demand letter and negotiating, the firm successfully negotiated a $125,000 settlement. Pooja Bhutani and Michael Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

$114,785Colon v. Triboro Plumbing and Heating Corp. et al., Docket No: 14-6632 (RER) Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented four clients against a Triboro Plumbing and Heating Corporation (“Defendant”) for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The Defendant, a water main maintenance and repair company, required the clients, who worked as laborers, to work between 50 and 84 hours per week. However the defendant never paid the clients for hours worked over 40, let alone at the federally mandated overtime rate of pay. The firm settled this case for $114,785. Jeffrey Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled this case for the firm.

December 2016

$207, 000.00 – Improper Payment of Wages Case – The firm represented a group of call and staffing coordinators  who were allegedly mistreated under the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the overtime provisions of the New York Labor Law, and various other provisions of the New York Labor Law. The clients worked a standard 9am to 5pm work schedule, but were required to remain on call for two weeks out of every month. Yet the defendant allegedly, failed to pay them an hourly wage, did not pay any wages for hours worked past the first 40, and failed to provide its employees with adequate wage statements. The firm successfully negotiated a $207,000.00 settlement on behalf of clients. Michael Borrelli & Caitlin McNaughton handled the matter for the firm.

November 2016

$552,547.51 Garcia et al v. 1800FIX.COM, et al., Docket No: 14-CV-2845 (RMB) (SN) The Firm successfully obtains a judgment on behalf of five individual clients against 1800Fix Satellites, LLC and 1800Fix.com Distribution, LLC.  United States District Judge Richard Berman of the Southern District of New York ordered that the Defendants pay a total of $552,547.51.

$277,071.00 Vizuette v. D.C. Group, Inc. et al., Docket No: 15-cv-4441 (CLP)Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of manual laborer workers of Unique, a company that manufactures and distributes jewelry who worked over forty hours per week, but were not compensated at a time and half rate for any hours over forty. The Firm settled the matter with the defendant for a total of $277,071.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey R. Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

October 2016

$100,000.00 – Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) Case – The Frim represented a client in a FACTA case against a retail chain with locations in major U.S. cities. Our client used a credit card to purchase merchandise and upon reviewing his receipt he noticed that his credit card expiration date was listed in violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. Alexander T. Coleman and Michael J. Borrelli settled the matter for $100,000.00.

September 2016

$199,500.00Anwar, et al. v. Stephens et al., Docket No: 15-cv-4493 (JS) (GRB) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client who was paid improperly by his employer at a convenience store. For a substantial period of time in the middle of the client’s tenure in that position he worked eighty hours per week. However, his employer (the defendant) failed to pay him overtime for any hours past the initial forty and sometimes failed to compensate him for hours worked under forty in violation of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The Firm settled the matter with the defendant for $199,500.00. Michael R. Minkoff and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

$100,000.00Byndloss v. Missoni et al. Docket No: 15-cv-9311 (LAK) (AJP) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client who was employed as a housekeeper by the Missoni family. The client originally worked forty hours per week and was paid accordingly but after a period the defendant required the client to work over forty hours without increasing the overall compensation at all. The Firm settled the matter with the defendant for $100,000.00. Michael R. Minkoff and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

July 2016

$342,500.00Miranda, et al., v. Tong Shen Trading Inc. et al., Docket No: 15-1506 (ST) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of workers who alleged that their employer violated of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the overtime provision of the New York Labor Law. Our clients regularly worked well over forty hours per week but the defendant compensated them at a flat rate that did not take into account any hours worked over forty and certainly not at the mandatory overtime wage. The Firm settled the matter for $342,500.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Louis M. Leon handled the matter for the Firm.

$315,000.00Perry v. The Margolin & Weinreb Law Group, LLP et al., Docket No: 14-cv-3511 (JS)(AKT) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client whose employer (the defendant) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the overtime provisions of the New York Labor Law. While working as a paralegal at the defendant’s offices, the client routinely worked more than forty hours per week. Yet the defendant did not pay the client any wages after the first thirty-five hours, let alone provide compensation at the mandated minimum overtime wage rate. The Firm settled the matter for $315,000.00. Michael R. Minkoff and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

$155,000.00Ramotar v. Lightening Roadside Assistant, Corp. et al., Docket No. 14-cv-7011 (GBD) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of clients who were employed as roadside technicians dispatched to the field to help customers with car trouble. Throughout their employment the clients routinely worked over forty hours per week but were not compensated at all past the initial forty hours and certainly not at the federally mandated overtime compensation rate. The Firm settled the matter for $155,000.00. Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

$150,000.00Joseph v. AHRC Health Care, Inc. et al., Docket No: 14-CV-3861 (JCF) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client who was not compensated fairly under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The client worked as a personnel assistant and scheduled appointments, resolved scheduling conflicts, and ensured adequate supervision and care for clients. While regularly working over forty hours per week the client was never compensated for any hours past the first forty, let alone at the federally mandated overtime compensation rate. The Firm settled the matter for $165,000.00. Jeffrey R. Maguire and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2016

$230,000.00 – Racial Discrimination Case – The Firm represented a client who faced racial discrimination and bias from her manager in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law while employed as the Director of Human resources for a premium foodservice company. Her supervisor repeatedly insulted her based on her Guyanese descent, judged her performance more harshly than her white colleagues, and instead of listening to her complaints, issued her written retaliatory warnings. The Firm settled the matter for $230,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Louis M. Leon handled the matter for the Firm.

$200,000.00Davis Del Villar v. LIH Property Management Services LLC et al.,Docket No: 15-CV-1522 (GWG) Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of caretakers for residential buildings owned by the Defendant, LIH Property Management Services, LLC. Some of their duties included ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the premises as well as performing maintenance on the building. The defendant required the clients to be available twenty-four hours per day, five days per week to respond to resident complaints and issues totaling 120 hours per week. Through this period the clients were not allowed to leave the premises for any reason and were compensated only for the first forty hours of work per week in violation of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. The Firm settled the matter with LIH Property Management for $200,000.00. David D. Barnhorn and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

$165,000.00Duran v. Amesly Realty Management et al., Docket No: 14-5785 (RML)  Improper Payment of Wages and Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client who was treated unfairly in regard to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the overtime provisions of the New York Labor Law. The client worked as a superintendent of a building owned by the defendant and his duties required him to work sixteen hours per day and well over forty hours per week. However, the defendant paid him at a flat rate that did not compensate the client for any hours worked over forty and certainly not at the mandatory overtime wage. The Firm settled the matter for $165,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Louis M. Leon handled the matter for the Firm.

May 2016

$135,000.00 – Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Case – The Firm represented a client who worked as an assistant group leader at a school for mentally disabled students. The client was discriminated against in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the New York State Human rights Act. On a school trip the client injured her head and a number of instances of discrimination by her employer ensued. These included the employer’s failure to take her medical condition seriously, refusal to accommodate her doctor’s recommendations, and a series of retaliatory and unwarranted disciplinary actions eventually forcing the client to resign. The Firm settled the matter for a total of $135,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the firm.

$115,000.00 – Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client who alleged that his employer, the defendant, violated both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the terms of his employment contract. The client was a superintendent at a residential building owned by the defendant. He supervised the building, performed repairs, and monitored contractors working on the building. He was also engaged to be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week to respond to emergencies. Despite working far more than forty hours per week, the client was not compensated at an hourly rate and did not receive overtime compensation for his work. The Firm settled the matter with the defendant for a total of $115,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Pooja Bhutani handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2016

$200,000.00 – Racial Discrimination case – Firm represented two clients of African American descent in a claim against a clothing company for discrimination due to their race and for retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination in violation of Section 1981 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the New York State Human Rights Law.  Throughout their employment, our clients, $11.00 per hour workers, were subjected to numerous racially derogatory comments by supervisors, as well as coworkers in the presence of supervisors. The Firm secured a $200,000.00 pre-litigation settlement for both clients.  Michael J. Borrelli, Alexander T. Coleman, and Pooja Bhutani handled the matter for the Firm.

March 2016

Pedro Serrano v. Spring Valley Beauty Supplies, Inc., et al.
Docket No: 14-CV-9549 (PED)

$150,000.00 – Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented Pedro Serrano against Spring Valley Beauty Supplies. Our client was a long time employee that performed several job responsibilities such as filing orders of beauty supplies, accepting payment from customers, working the cash register, and stocking supplies, which required him to work between 46 and 59 hours per week without being compensated at the required minimum wage and much less at the appropriate overtime rate for any hours worked in excess of 40 per week. After filing the case in United States District Court – Southern District of New York the Firm settled the matter for a total of $150,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

$150,000.00 – Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Case –Firm represented a client in a state civil action against a Property Management Company for their violation of the New York State Human Rights Law and Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, also known as the New York City Human Rights Law. Our client was terminated from his position within the company after taking time off for treatment of his illness. The Firm successfully negotiated a $150,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

December 2015

$100,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a client who was employed by a Long Island Hospital for its failure in compensating her at the appropriate overtime rate required and retaliation. Upon filing a civil lawsuit, Michael J. Borrelli & Alexander T. Coleman successfully negotiated a $100,000.00 settlement.

$350,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented client in a claim against a well-known New York Steakhouse for their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law. Our client worked as a server for several years earning only $5.00 per hour and any tips from customers. After filing a lawsuit, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $350,000.00 for the single Plaintiff. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

October 2015

$759,000.00 -The Firm wins Plaintiff, Roger Levans, a $759,000.00 jury verdict. Mr. Levans can finally rejoice after a jury found Delta Airlines liable of negligence and awarded him $759,000.00. On December 29, 2010, Mr. Levans boarded a plane in Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport to New York. After checking-in his baggage with Delta and leaving his belongings in its care, Mr. Levans proceed to board the plane and landed in JFK a few hours later. Upon retrieving his baggage from Delta, Mr. Levans proceeded to go through U.S. Custom Authorities where agents found two (2) bricks of cocaine. At this point Mr. Levans’ life changes as a result of Delta not taking appropriate actions to safeguard his baggage. To read more, please click on the link below. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/delta-pay-759k-man-caught-planted-coke-bag-article-1.2461634

October 2015

$385,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of drivers against a transportation company for its failure to pay overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law.  The drivers worked between 14 – 18 hours per day, 6 days a week performing driving responsibilities.  After much litigation and engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $385,000.00.   Jeffrey Maguire, Alexander T. Coleman, Esq. and Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., handled the matter for the Firm.

$135,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a client in a claim against his former employer for unpaid overtime.  Our client worked in a local Bronx deli performing deli counter responsibilities between 6am and 3pm, 6 days a week, which required our client to work 54 hours per week without being compensated at the appropriate overtime rate for any hours worked in excess of 40 per week. After filing the case in United States District Court – Southern District of New York and engaging in mediation, the Firm settled the matter for a total of $135,000.00.  Alexander T. Coleman and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

August 2015

$4,000,000.00 –Julian Rosario, et al. v. Valentine Avenue Discount Store, Co, Inc., et al. Docket No: 10-CV-5255 (ERK) (LB)

Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a group of clients in the above-referenced action against a chain of discount stores with locations all throughout the boroughs, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The clients alleged that they were required to work on average six (6) days per week from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., without being paid the minimum wage per hour or the required overtime rate for all hours over 40. After commencing the action the firm successfully had the matter certified as a class/collective action and was able to secure a settlement of $4,000,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

July 2015

$150,000.00 - Sexual Orientation Case – Firm represented a client against a New York City health care facility for discriminating against him due to his sexual orientation in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Whereas the Client’s prior counsel was only able to negotiate a nominal monetary settlement, the Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $150,000.00 for our client. Jeffrey R. Maguire, Esq., and Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., handled the matter for the Firm.

$110,000.00 - Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Case –Firm represented client in a claim against her former employer for gender motivated violence in violation of New York City Code § 8-904 and assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress under New York’s common law. The Firm secured a $110,000.00 settlement for our client. Alexander T. Coleman, Esq., and Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., handled the matter for the Firm.

$258,000.00 - Racial Discrimination case – Firm represented a Plaintiff of African American descent in a claim against an energy service company for racial discrimination in violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 1981 of Title 42 of the United States Code, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Throughout his employment, our client’s supervisors, as well as coworkers in the presence of supervisors, subjected him to numerous racially derogatory comments. The Firm secured a $258,000.00 settlement in this discrimination case after filing a charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Todd Dickerson, Esq., and Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2015

$150,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her Long Island employer for egregious and relentless gender discrimination in the form of hostile work environment and sexual harassment committed against her in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the New York State Human Rights Law. After litigation and engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $150,000.00. Alexander T. Coleman, Esq., Alexander Gastman, Esq., and Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., handled the matter for the Firm.

Noel v. Fairway Group Holdings Corp. et al., Docket No: 14-CV-3396 (FM)
$100,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wage Case – Firm represented Angel Noel and others against Fairway Market for failing to overtime. Fairway misclassified Mr. Noel by including the word “manager” in his title despite not having any true managerial input. Mr. Noel was required to work over 50 hours per week, but only compensated for the first 40 hours of work. During a settlement conference before United States Magistrate Frank for the Southern District of New York, the parties reached a settlement of $100,000.00. Alexander Gastman Esq., and Michael Borrelli, Esq., handled the case for the Firm.

April 2015

$285,000.00 – Racial Discrimination case – Firm represented a Plaintiff of African American descent in a claim against a technology company for alarming and egregious racial discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Our client received unequal treatment that manifested itself in numerous ways such as being passed up for a promotion that would have given him a significant raise in his salary, in addition to being subject to a hostile work environment. The Firm secured a $285,000.00 settlement in this discrimination case after filing a charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Maguire handled the matter for the Firm.

$136,000.00 –Personal Injury Case – Firm represented a New York City resident who suffered physical injury after tripping and falling on a Manhattan sidewalk that was improperly maintained. Michal J. Borrelli and Jeffrey R. Maguire handled the case for the Firm.

Abraham Campos, et al. v. ASC, Inc., d/b/a La Nonna Restaurant, et al., Docket No: 14-CV-1900 (LTS)
Improper Payment of Overtime Case – The Firm represented a group of restaurant workers against La Nonna restaurant located on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy village. The workers performed several job responsibilities such as running food, cooking, busing tables, and waiting on guests. The workers alleged that they were required to work between 52 and 64 hours per week without being compensated at the required minimum wage and much less at the appropriate overtime rate for any hours worked in excess of 40 per week. After filing the case in United States District Court – Southern District of New York and engaging in mediation, the Firm settled the matter on behalf of 8 workers for a total of $170,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

March 2015

Arnulfo Juarez Sanchez, et al., v. 113-117 Realty, LLC, et al., Docket No: 14-CV-6363 (JMF)
Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented two Plaintiffs in the above-referenced action against 113-177 Realty, LLC and others, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law. In this particular case, the Plaintiffs worked as handy-men/ laborers for the Defendants, who managed several buildings in New York City. The complaint alleges that the Plaintiffs performed general maintenance duties in apartments and buildings themselves, including ensuring the cleanliness of the common areas of the building, responding to tenant complaints and concerns, repairing and painting walls, doors, and ceilings, installing and repairing cabinets, sinks, and other fixtures, and various electrical and plumbing repairs and installations for the apartments located in the buildings.

The Plaintiffs alleged that they were required to work every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., without being paid the minimum wage per hour or the required overtime rate for all hours over 40. After commencing the action by filing a civil complaint, the Defendants settled with each of the Plaintiffs for a total payout of $147,815.72. Michael J. Borrelli and Anthony Malecki handled the matter for the Firm.

February 2015

$140,000.00 –Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a client in a collective action for the employer’s violation of the  Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., and the New York Labor Law.   The complaint alleges that our client was frequently required to work in excess of forty hours per week and not compensated at any rate of pay for the hours.  After commencing the action by filing a civil complaint and engaging in contentious litigation, the matter was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties. Michael J. Borrelli and Kelly Magnusson handled the matter for the Firm.

$115,000.00 – Disability  Discrimination Case – Firm represented client in a claim against her former employer for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADA”), the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.  Our client was unlawfully terminated after she requested time off of work to seek immediate and urgent medical treatment even though she provided medical documentation.  Management denied our client a chance to seek medical attention and as a result she was hospitalized.  The Firm secured a pre-litigation settlement for $115,000.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Douglas handled the matter for the Firm.

January 2015

$125,000.00 – Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Case – Firm represented a bus driver against his former employer for violating the New York State Human Rights Law. Our client was an openly homosexual male employee who was discriminated against on the basis of his sexual orientation and gender; subjected to vicious defamatory statements; forced to work in a hostile environment and was ultimately terminated because of his sexual orientation and gender for pretextual reasons. Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $125,000.00 after successfully opposing summary judgment. Michael J. Borrelli and Anthony Malecki handled the matter for the Firm.

$101,000.00 – Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her employer for (i) sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law. Our client was subjected to repeated attempts to lure her into continuing a sexual relationship with a management member. After refusing to further engage in a sexual relationship our client’s job was abruptly terminated. Michael J. Borrelli and Anthony Malecki were able to negotiate a pre-litigation settlement of $101,000.0 for the client.

November 2014

$110,000.00 – Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Case– Firm represented a client against a technology solutions company for gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Our client was subject to a relentless, pervasive hostile work environment on the basis of her gender, in which women were frequently degraded, objectified and had their paths for career advancement blocked. After sending a demand letter to the company, Michael J. Borrelli and Kelly A. Magnusson successfully negotiated a settlement of $110,000.00.

October 2014

$120,000.00 – Pregnancy Discrimination Case - Firm represented a client against a management company for pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, (“PDA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) which prohibit termination of an employee due to pregnancy or taking leave in connection with pregnancy or a medical condition caused by pregnancy and/or childbirth. After sending a demand letter to the company, the Firm successfully negotiated a settlement on client's behalf for $120,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli & Rebecca Predovan handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2014

$125,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her employer for gender discrimination in the form of an unlawful and offensive hostile work environment, discrimination on the basis of national origin, sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.  After sending a demand letter and engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $125,000.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2014

Wellington Reinoso v. F Blancato, LLC and Franklin Blancato, Docket No: 14-CV-2269 (KPF)

Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented Plaintiff  in the above-referenced action against F. Blancato, LLC., for violations of the  Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law.  In this particular case, the Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that he worked over 60 hours a week for the Manhattan based jewelry company for just under a year.  Plaintiff alleged that he worked between ten and eleven hours a day, Monday through Friday (not including a one hour break that he was given each day during the week), and between four and five hours a day on Saturday and Sunday (not including a half-hour break that he was given each of those days).  After commencing the action by filing a civil complaint, the matter was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.   Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2014

$250,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her employer for sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law.  Firm negotiated a settlement of $250,000.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2014

$114,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented an administrative assistant in a civil action against a New York Hospital for its failure to pay overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law.  The Firm negotiated a settlement of $114,000.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the matter for the Firm.

May 2014

$178,750.00 – Age Discrimination Case – Firm represented a client against a financial technology company for age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).  Firm successfully negotiated a settlement on client's behalf for $178,750.00.  Michael J. Borrelli and Jeffrey Douglas handled the matter for the Firm.

May 2014

Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented Plaintiff Kristen Seubert in civil action against Warren Deluty, DDS, for his violation of the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Sections 290 et seq.; Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York; assault; battery; intentional infliction of emotional distress; fraudulent conveyance of property. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the case for the Firm. Ms. Seubert was a one day per week worker for Dr. Deluty earning a modest hourly wage. After a bench trial, Alexander T. Coleman obtained a judgment in the amount of $302,157.88 on behalf of the Plaintiff.

Kristen Seubert v. Warren Deluty, DDS, et al., Index No: 5859/2010

Complaint
Judgment

May 2014

$150,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented client in a claim against a well-known Manhattan restaurant for their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law. The Firm negotiated a settlement of $150,000.00 for the single Plaintiff. Michael J. Borrelli, Alexander T. Coleman and Peter J. Andrews handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2014

Chicas, et al., v. Grissini Restaurant, et al., Docket No: 12-CV-4391 (SDW) (MCA)

Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a group of minimum wage earning Plaintiff workers in a collective action for the employer’s violation of the  Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law.  The Plaintiffs alleged that they were employed at Grissini’s Restaurant and held various positions over the course of their employment.  Although their positions and hourly rates varied, the complaint alleges that all workers were required to work between 60 and 70 hours per week.  After beginning their collective action, the workers were targeted in retaliation for asserting their rights and ultimately terminated.  After commencing the action by filing a civil complaint and engaging in contentious litigation, the matter was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.  Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2014

$280,000.00 - Civil Rights Case – Firm settled case for former New York City Detective for violations of Free Speech by the City of New York. Plaintiff, James Griffin, filed a civil action against The City of New York, the NYPD and certain high ranking police officials for their violation of 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983 & 1985 (vis-à-vis violations of The First Amendment Right to Free Speech and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment (substantive and procedural due process denied)) and the New York Civil Service Law Section 75(b). After years of litigation, the Firm successfully negotiated a $280,000.00 settlement for Plaintiff. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

James Griffin v. The City of New York, et al., Docket No: 10-cv-02592-RJD-MDG.

Complaint
Settlement

February 2014

$209,700.00 – Race & National Origin Discrimination Case – Firm represented two Plaintiffs in a civil action against former employer for their violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C, §§ 2000e-2, et seq., and the New York City Human Rights Law, New York Administrative Code §§ 8-101 et seq. Firm settled matter for $209,700.00. Michael J. Borrelli and Kelly Magnusson handled the matter for the Firm.

February 2014

$850,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a single client who performed services as a driver for a Manhattan socialite alleging claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law. Firm settled a claim for $850,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

February 2014

$770,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime and Minimum Wage Case – Firm represented a group of minimum wage diner workers in a federal civil action against their former employer for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq. and the New York State Labor Law. Firm negotiated a $770,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

Francisco Quiroz-Reyes, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, v. Monroe Diner, Inc., et al.
Docket No: 12-CV-1518 (JPO) (RLE)

Complaint
Settlement

December 2013

Civil Rights Case – Firmed represented Plaintiff Kevin McCaffrey and his business in a civil action against the County of Nassau and the Nassau County Police Department, amongst other individual police officers for their violations of Plaintiffs’ freedoms and rights as protected by 42 USC § 1983 (vis-à-vis violations of the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments) as well as deprivation by the Defendants, under the policies, ordinances, custom and usage of all rights, privileges and immunities secured to Plaintiff by the First and Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and all the laws and statutes thereunder; the corresponding provision of the New York State Constitution; the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution; 18 U.S.C. § 1964(c) (“RICO”); the torts of abuse of process; false arrest and imprisonment; trespass to land; trespass to chattel. Michael J, Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the case for the Firm. Bennitta Joseph secured the Plaintiff’s jury verdict after trial.

Kevin McCaffrey, et al., County of Nassau, et al., Docket No: 11-CV-1668 (LDW) (WDW)

Complaint
Settlement

October 2013

$210,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case – Firm represented a client in claim against her employer for (i) sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law; (ii) gender motivated violence in violation of Title 8 Chapter 9 of the New York City Administrative Code; and (iii) common law assault and battery. Firm negotiated a settlement of $210,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

October 2013

$137,500.00 – Gender Discrimination Case – Firm represented a client in a civil action against a global company for their violation of the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Sections 290 et seq.; Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, also known as the New York City Human Rights Law. Firm successfully negotiates a settlement of $137,500.00 for client. Michael J. Borrelli and Anthony P. Malecki handled the matter for the Firm.

September 2013

$1.6 Million - Ponzi Scheme Case – Firm represented a diverse group of investors who were the victim of a Ponzi scheme. Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $1.6 Million dollars for these investors. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

September 2013

$100,000.00– Breach of Contract & Conversion Case – Firm represented a former employee of a global securities company in a proceeding before FINRA who was terminated without cause in an effort to avoid payment of his bonuses. The Firm negotiated a $100,000.00 settlement. Russell Platzek and Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

September 2013

$110,000.00 – Race and Gender Discrimination case – Firm represented a Plaintiff in a civil action against one a leading utility company for their violation of the terms, conditions and privileges of employment pursuant the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Section 290 et seq., the New York City Human Rights Law § 8-107 et seq. Firm secured a $110,000.00 settlement in this reverse discrimination case. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

August 2013

$240,000.00 - Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Case – Firm represented a client in a claim against her former employer for violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Firm secured a $240,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

August 2013

$1.7 million - Qui Tam/ Whistleblower Case – Firm represented whistleblower relators in this False Claims Act case who aided the United States District Attorney’s office in the prosecution of a qui tam claim against Test Quest for fraudulently billing the United States Government a millions of dollars in claims. Michael J. Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the matter for the Firm.

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August 2013

$400,000.00 - Gender Discrimination Case – Firm represented a client in a claim against still current employer for their violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law, and, most importantly, the New York City Human Rights Law for Michael J. Borrelli and Kelly Magnusson handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2013

$155,870.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a group of minimum wage earning Plaintiff workers in a civil action for the employer’s violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law (“Labor Law”). The Firm negotiated a settlement of $155,870.00 for the workers. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2013

$170,210.00 – Denial of Reasonable Accommodation Request for Federal Employee – Firm represented a federal employee who was facing a termination for misconduct in an action against the United States Department of Homeland Security throughout an extensive administrative process before the EEOC for denial of a reasonable accommodation due to a disability. The Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $170,210.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

May 2013

$175,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wage Case – Firm represented client who was a driver for a hedge fund owner in a claim against that individual for willfully failing to pay him overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. Michael J. Borrelli negotiated a $175,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2013

$810,000.00 - Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Case – Firm represented a group of diner workers at a famous New York City Diner against their employer for subjecting them to a hostile work environment and discriminating and retaliating against them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended, the Americans’ with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $810,000.00 for the workers. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2013

$182,500.00 – Age Discrimination Case – Firm represented a Plaintiff in federal civil action against his employer for their violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Section § 290 et seq.; the New York City Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York § 101 et seq. The Firm negotiated a $182,500.00 settlement for Client. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

January 2013

Improper Payment of Wage & Retaliation Case – Firm represented Plaintiff Bienvenido Ortiz in a civil action against Prestige Kitchen Design, Inc., and Michael Amar, individually, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New York State Labor Law. Michael J, Borrelli, Alexander T. Coleman and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the case for the Firm. Bennitta Joseph and Alexander T. Coleman tried the matter and secured a verdict in Plaintiff’s favor.

Bienvenido Ortiz v. Prestige Kitchen Design, Inc., et al., Docket No: 10-CV-5728 (LDW)

Complaint

January 2013

$175,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a driver in a claim for unpaid overtime in violation of the Fair Standards Labors Act and the New York State Labor Law. Michael J. Borrelli successfully negotiated a settlement of $175,000.00.

December 2012

Improper Payment of Wage Case – Firm represented Plaintiff Ricardo Lovos in a civil action against Equipsystems, LL, Chris Wilderson and Nelson Rojas, individually, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq. ; New York State Labor Law; New York State Human Rights Law §§ 290 et seq.; New York City Human Rights Law §§ 8-100 et. seq. Michael J. Borrelli handled the case for the Firm and secured a judgment in Plaintiff’s favor.

Lovos v. Equipsystems, LLC., et al., Docket No: 12-CV-4772 (NRB)

Complaint

November 2012

$360,000.00 - Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case – Firm represented a group of women earning minimum wage in a claim against a national company for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. Firm negotiated a settlement of $360,000.00 for the women. Michael J. Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the matter for the Firm.

October 2012

Improper Payment of Wage Case – Firm represented Jahaira Romero, Plaintiff, in a civil action against Defendants, H & B Automotive Group, Inc., and Harold Bendell, individual, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., and New York State Labor Law. Michael J. Borrelli handled the case for the Firm and secured a judgment in Plaintiff’s favor.

Jahaira Romero, et al. v. H & B Automotive Group, et al., Docket No: 11-CV-0386

Complaint

October 2012

$142,000.00 – National Origin & Religious Discrimination Case –Firm represents client in an administrative proceeding against a national bus service company before the New York State Division of Human Rights. The Firm successfully negotiated a $142,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Bennitta L. Joseph handled the matter for the Firm.

September 2012

$130,000.00 – Pregnancy Discrimination Case –Firm represented a Plaintiff in a civil action against former employer for violations of the American with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and The Family Medical Leave Act. Firm secured a $130,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

August 2012

$228,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wage & Retaliation Case – Firm represented a group of New Jersey construction workers against their former employer for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law. Firm negotiates a $228,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

July 2012

$310,000.00 - Civil Rights Case – Firm secured a judgment for a former professor of New York City College of Technology. Plaintiff, Victoria, Ying, filed a civil action against CUNY for their violation of 42 USC § 1983 (vis-à-vis violations of the 14th Amendment pertaining to procedural due process); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the New York State Human Rights Law § 290 et seq; the New York City Human Rights Law § 8-107 et seq. ; (v) 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 (vis-à-vis violations of the First Amendment pertaining to the Rights to Free Speech). Michael Borrelli secured the $310,000.00 judgment for Plaintiff.

Victoria Ying v. City University of New York, et al. Docket No: 10-CV-4990 (CBA)(SMG)

Complaint
Settlement

July 2012

$184,900.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime & Retaliation Case – Firm represented a Plaintiff in a federal civil action against his former employer for their violation of the 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq.; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and Defendants violations of the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Section § 290 et seq; the New York City Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York § 101 et seq. and in a separate related action alleging violations of the Fair Standards Labors Act and the New York State Labor Law. Firm secured a $184,900.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

June 2012

$140,000.00 – Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Case –Firm represented a client in a state civil action against a private wealth management company for their violation of the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Sections 290 et seq.; Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, also known as the New York City Human Rights Law. Firm successfully negotiated a $140,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2012

$600,000.00 - Sexual Harassment Case –Firm represented client in a claim against her former employer for sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law, as well as common law assault and battery. Firm secured a $600,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter or the Firm.

April 2012

$325,000.00 – Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Case –Firm represented a group of women in a claim against their former employer, a well known car dealership for sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law, intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault and battery. Michael J. Borrelli negotiated a $325,000.00 settlement for the women.

March 2012

$250,000.00 - Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Case –Firm represented client in a claim against her former employer for sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the Suffolk County Human Rights Law; as well as violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Firm secured a $250,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

December 2011

Civil Rights Case – After a long nine day trial before the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, a jury concluded that Demetrice Gadson, Plaintiff’s supervisor at the New York City Housing Authority, violated the Plaintiff’s civil rights by filing frivolous disciplinary charges against him in retaliation for Plaintiff’s speech related to issues of public concern affecting the workplace. The case was handled by Michael J. Borrelli, Bennitta L. Joseph and Alexander T. Coleman.

Anthony Dingle v. New York City Housing Authority and Demetrice Gadson Docket No: 10-CV-0004(SAS)

Complaint

September 2011

$350,000.00 – Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Case – Firm represented Plaintiff in a claim against her former employer for sexual harassment and gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. The Firm secured a $350,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

July 2011

$136,250.00 – Breach of Contract & Defamation Case – Firm represented client in a claim against his former employer for breach of contract and defamation. Michael J. Borrelli successfully negotiated a $136,250.00 settlement.

May 2011

$300,000.00 - Improper Payment of Wage Case – Firm represented a Plaintiff client in a federal civil action against an international company for their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq.; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, § 29 U.S.C. 1140; 18 U.S.C. § 1964(c). The Firm successfully negotiated a $300,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

December 2010

$250,000.00 – Disability Discrimination case – Firm represented a client in a claim against the New York City Department of Education for disability discrimination. Plaintiff, Phyllis Damante a part time low wage disabled worker filed a civil action against The New York City Department of Education their violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.; the New York Executive Law § 290, et seq. under the New York State Human Rights Law; the New York City Human Rights Law § 8-107 et seq. The Firm successfully negotiated a $250,000.00 settlement for Plaintiff. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

Phyllis Damante v. New York City Department of Education, et al. Docket No: 10-CV-2594 (ENV) (JMA)

Complaint
Settlement

December 2010

$185,000.00 – Improper Payment of Overtime & Retaliation Case –Firm represented a group of three restaurant waiters in a civil action against a popular Manhattan steakhouse for their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Labor Law § 190, et seq. Firm settled the case for $185,000.00. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

October 2010

$120,000.00 – Discrimination & Intentional Tort Case – Firm represented Plaintiff in a civil action against a private Ivy League University for their violation of the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law. Firm secured a $120,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli & Alexander T. Coleman handled the matter for the Firm.

December 2008

$125,000.00 – Disability Discrimination case – Firm represented a Plaintiff in a state civil action against former employer for their violation of the New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law Sections 290 et seq; the New York City Administrative Code, Title 8; Section 102 of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, (29 U.S.C. § 2615) . Firm negotiated a $125,000.00 settlement. Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm.

April 2008

$105,000.00 - Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a client who launched a complaint to the managing attorney of the law firm she worked at for unpaid overtime and failure to pay out bonuses. Michael J. Borrelli successfully negotiated a $105,000.00 settlement.

April 2014

Chicas, et al., v. Grissini Restaurant, et al., Docket No: 12-CV-4391 (SDW) (MCA)

Improper Payment of Overtime Case – Firm represented a group of minimum wage earning Plaintiff workers in a collective action for the employer’s violation of the  Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law.  The Plaintiffs alleged that they were employed at Grissini’s Restaurant and held various positions over the course of their employment.  Although their positions and hourly rates varied, the complaint alleges that all workers were required to work between 60 and 70 hours per week.  After beginning their collective action, the workers were targeted in retaliation for asserting their rights and ultimately terminated.  After commencing the action by filing a civil complaint and engaging in contentious litigation, the matter was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.  Michael J. Borrelli handled the matter for the Firm. 

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