Were You a Shareholder Who Was Removed or Financially Harmed By Majority Shareholders or Board of Directors? You May Have Strong WI Law Rights (Even Without a Contract)

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

In some instances, a shareholder of a company is also employed by that company, and compensated via salary, bonuses, dividends or other financial benefits. If you were a shareholder of a Wisconsin company and were removed from duties or suffered financial loss due to actions of majority shareholders or board of directors, you may have […]

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Negligent Estimate Summary Judgment Motion, AGT v. US Army

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

PBC Attorney Michael Brown, along with co-counsel Vonda Vandaveer, represent a contractor in a case against the U.S. Army. The case is in litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), ASBCA No. 56758, Under Contract No. DABM06-03-C-0009. The contractor we represent, American General Trading & Contracting (AGT), provided laundry services for U.S. […]

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Recent Arrest of Officials of H-1B Employer/Bodyshop

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

As detailed in this article from www.itbusinessedge.com, officials of Dibon Solutions, a sponsor employer of H-1B visa workers, were recently arrested by Federal authorities for criminal charges for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and wire fraud. The Federal indictment was filed under seal on February 20, 2013 with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of […]

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Take Justice Back: A New Website Regarding Rights of Individuals Harmed By Corporations

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Today, the American Association for Justice, a lawyers’ group, launched a new website called Take Justice Back. The website seeks to inform everyday Americans about the civil justice system, and why they should care about protecting that system, and protecting the rights of individuals harmed by corporations. The American Association for Justice describes the new […]

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New Complaint Filed in Our H-1B Underpaid-Worker Class Action Against Access Therapies, RN Staff Inc. d/b/a Rehability Care

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The attorney-authors of the H-1B Legal Rights blog, including Michael Brown of Peterson, Berk & Cross, have represented underpaid H-1B workers with a number of legal cases across the U.S., including a class action case pending in the Southern District of Indiana federal court. This federal class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of a […]

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Texas Farm Accused of Discriminating Against U.S. Citizen Job Applicants in Favor of H-2A Foreign Workers

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A Texas farm has been accused of discriminating against U.S. citizen workers, and instead favoring foreign workers hired under the H-2A temporary worker visa program. In June 2010, a U.S. citizen with more than 12 years of experience in the agricultural industry said in a complaint that he had applied for a job as a […]

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PBC Atty. Avi Berk Again Named As Fellow Of The Litigation Counsel Of America

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

PBC Attorney Avi Berk has again been named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is an invitation- only trial lawyer honorary society, with recognition of excellence among litigation and trial counsel. Membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, and only select lawyers, judges and law professors in […]

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21 H-1B Employees Awarded Back Wages for Unpaid Company Training

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The Department of Labor (DOL) reaffirmed that an H-1B employer must pay its employees the full, required wage when in training. DOL ordered SVK Systems Inc. in Montgomery, AL to pay $257,635 in back wages to 21 H-1B employees hired for tech jobs across the United States, according to a recent press release. DOL investigators […]

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