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O’Brien Law Firm wins $504,000 jury verdict for former company sales VP

On October 17, 2019, Kerry O’Brien, with the help of Lance Cawthon of Cawthon Law, P.L.L.C., won a $504,000 jury verdict against a company in favor of the company’s former VP of Business Development, in a Waco federal courtroom, after a three-day jury trial, on a breach of contract claim for unpaid commissions. O’Brien and Cawthon also won a jury finding that would potentially entitle their client to a total recovery of over $1 million. The local Waco newspaper covered the trial. That case was Civil Action No. 6:18-CV-0025. Prior to the final judgment being entered by the Court, the parties settled the dispute on confidential terms.

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O’Brien Law Firm settles overtime claim for CAD drafter

One job position commonly treated as exempt from overtime, but which appears to be non-exempt under the law (must be paid overtime pay), is a CAD (computer-aided design) drafter. CAD drafters typically use programs such as AutoCAD, IntelliCAD, and Siemens Solid Edge. While CAD drafters typically work on technical designs for complex machinery and structures, […]

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O’Brien Law Firm files suit for unpaid quarterly bonus

On May 18, 2022, the O’Brien Law Firm filed suit in a Travis County court on behalf of a former employee of an Austin-based technology startup geared towards governmental entities. The employee was laid off, but the company failed to pay his promised bonus for the 4th Quarter of 2021. At first, the employee’s manager […]

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