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O’Brien Law Firm obtains federal jury verdict for two workers against federal contractor

On March 11, 2014, a unanimous federal jury in San Antonio found that federal contractor Stobil Enterprises had engaged in unlawful retaliation under federal law when it fired employees Reyes and Houston for filing a complaint for unpaid overtime. Reyes and Houston worked as cooks in the kitchen of a veterans’ rehab facility in San Antonio. Stobil Enterprises is a d/b/a of Bille Odell Stone with a federal contract to service the facility. The evidence showed that Stone had attempted to cover up his retaliatory motive with other, bogus claims as to why he fired these two men on the same day.  The jury awarded Mr. Houston all of his back wages and $10,750 of emotional distress damages. Mr. Reyes, who did not have lost wages due to an ongoing work injury, was awarded $5,000 in emotional distress damages.  O’Brien has petitioned for the Court to double the awards as liquidated damages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Stobil Enterprises may appeal the verdict.

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Federal court grants overtime claim notice to 145 Etech Global Services employees

On June 13, 2019, Judge Jane Boyle of the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, granted the O’Brien Law Firm’s request (working with co-counsel Kay Goggin of the Goggin Law Firm of Dallas) to send “notice to participate” to 145 current and former Etech chat representative employees who […]

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O’Brien Law Firm sues Peravacio, Inc. a second time, for unpaid compensation

On June 13, 2019, the O’Brien Law Firm sued Pervacio, Inc. for the second time, to recover substantial unpaid compensation for one of its former executives. Pervacio, Inc. is led by founder and CEO Sanjay Kanodia. The O’Brien Law Firm previously sued Pervacio, Inc. and successfully recovered $93,000 for the firm’s client from Pervacio’s bank account […]

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