Casino Host Makes Off With High Roller List

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VIP Host Caught Stealing High Roller List.

A federal lawsuit has been filed against a former VIP host at Maryland Live casino who allegedly stole a confidential list of high rollers, in an effort to lure them to the Horseshoe Casino. Helena Wong worked as a host at Maryland Live before taking a job at Horseshoe Casino. On August 20th Wong sent an email to over 1,000 High rolling Maryland Live customers that landed her in some serious legal trouble. Wong was was in violation of company policy and allegedly abused her access as a VIP host at Maryland Live casino.

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Pom Wonderful Taking On Coca-Cola, Co.

Pom for the win!

Pom Wonderful was granted, by the Supreme Court, to further their litigation case against Coco-Cola, Co. The Huffington Post reported the Supreme Court sided with Pom Wonderful ruling 8-0 to pursue the lawsuit. The basis of the lawsuit is that Coco-Cola has a similar product called “Pomegranate Bluebery” that is offered by Coke’s Minute Maid that is misleading. The reason why the product is misleading is because the contents of the beverage are made up of 99% apple and grape juice.

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New Jersey Court Ruling: Adult Children With Power of Attorney Not Welcome in Elderly Parent’s Divorce

With life expectancies among today’s senior citizens longer than ever, more and more adult children are finding themselves sharing the responsibility of caring for their aging and elderly parents, including taking part in their parents’ legal and financial affairs as an appointed Power of Attorney. Holding Power of Attorney can be helpful when it comes to making decisions concerning medical billing or nursing home payments. But what happens if an elderly parent decides to divorce?

A recently published opinion from New Jersey’s Ocean County Superior Court examined the novel question of whether or not a litigant in divorce proceedings could appear and testify through an attorney-in-fact designated by Power of Attorney (POA). The court declined to allow this, for multiple reasons, and presented some clear guidelines for parties and attorneys to follow if presented with similar situations in the future. The case, Marsico v. Marsico, involved an adult daughter holding POA for her elderly father who had been sued for divorce by his second wife. Read more

Subway Franchise Facing Lawsuit for Unpaid Overtime

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Sandwich Makers Unite!

A formed Subway employee has filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. against his former employer for unpaid overtime wages. Erwin Zambrano Moya claims that his employer created fictional workers and put some of his hours worked under these “other employees” to avoid paying the additional overtime wages. ” According to the complaint, the owner accomplished this, in part, by paying Moya as if he were multiple workers, thereby keeping the real Moya under 40 hours each week”. Moya stated that he worked up to 70 hours per week, and should have been paid time and a half for 30 of those hours worked. Half of the hours worked were recorded under Moya, and half under another fictional employee name.

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Class Action: Galaxy of Interns Gets a Guardian

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1376, by flickr user Hubble Heritage, licensed by Creative Commons.

Employment Lawyers, Assemble!

While the stars are aligning for Marvel at the box office, it appears that one former employee is trying to become the First Avenger. Kenneth Jackson, who worked for the company for part of 2008, recently filed a class action lawsuit and is seeking lost wages and back pay. Jackson was reportedly classified as an “intern”, although he worked full 40 hour-per-week shifts Monday through Friday for the better part of 5 months. Along with Mr. Jackson are 100 other Marvel interns seeking compensation. The lawsuit was filed in New York’s Supreme Court.

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