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O’Brien Law Firm helps company VP win $425,000 award in arbitration over breached employment agreement

On August 14, 2020, an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association issued an Interim Award for the firm’s client, for over $376,000. The arbitrator subsequently increased the award to over $425,000 for attorney fees and costs. The firm’s client is a former VP for Revolution Insurance Technologies, Inc., an Austin-based insurance tech company. Then-company president Kurt Burr, with the consent of board director Myles Sherman, terminated this VP halfway through his 3-year contract, with no notice, even though one was required by the contract. RIT also refused to pay him his bonuses due. After a two-day arbitration hearing with extensive testimony from 5 witnesses, the arbitrator issued a ruling in favor of the firm’s client, awarding him 98% of the amount that O’Brien had demanded on his behalf. RIT’s last settlement offer before the arbitration was only $30,000.

In December 2020/January 2021, the O’Brien Law Firm obtained a final judgment from a Texas court on the award, garnished RIT’s bank account, and obtained court approval for a receivership over RIT’s affairs to help his client continue to work towards recovering the full amount awarded to him.

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O’Brien gets client $27K in unpaid salary from former employer

In early 2021, after filing for an arbitration with a national arbitration organization, the O’Brien Law Firm obtained a $40,000 settlement of an employee’s claim for unpaid compensation from their former employer, with the employee pocketing $27K after fees and expenses. The client paid nothing out of the client’s pocket to the firm to handle […]

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