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Stephan Zouras Files Class Certification Motion for Bob Rohrman Auto Group Managers

Tuesday, July 29 - 2014

On July 14, 2014 Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a motion seeking class action on behalf of General Managers, F & I Managers, New and Used Car Sales Managers and General Sales Managers of the Bob Rohrman Auto Group.  Plaintiffs allege the defendants, who operate several auto dealerships in the Chicagoland area, made illegal deductions in violation of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act..  Plaintiffs are seeking recovery of lost wages for the past 10 years, plus 2% per month interest on the deductions made.  

Court Certifies Unpaid Overtime Class Action for Chiro One Wellness CentersTechnicians and Assistants

Tuesday, February 25 - 2014

Stephan Zouras currently represents Chiropractic Technicians (CTs) and Chiropractic Assistants (CAs) who work or worked for Chiro One Wellness Centers (Chiro One).  In a recent ruling by the United States District Court, the judge certified a class of employees seeking unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.  This means all individuals who worked for Chiro One as a CT or CA between April 27, 2007 and December 17, 2012 can join the case seeking unpaid wages and unpaid overtime.  Specifically, the plaintiffs allege Chiro One misclassified them as “exempt” to deprive them from earned overtime pay. 

Chicago Cab Drivers Sue Cab Companies for Misclassifying Drivers as Independent Contractors

Tuesday, April 08 - 2014

The law firms Stephan Zouras, LLP and Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. represent Chicago taxi drivers in a lawsuit seeking to recover unpaid wages and improper deductions.  The taxi drivers allege they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, which exclude them from minimum wage and overtime protections under Illinois wage law.  Instead, the taxi drivers are required to pay fees, operating expenses, airport taxes, and oftentimes insurance payments in order to work.   The case includes all Chicago taxi drivers who over the last 10 years have driven for one of the four main Chicago cab companies (Carriage Cab, Yellow Cab, Flash Cab, or Dispatch Taxi) and have had to pay fees in order to work as taxi drivers.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit FAQs

Monday, May 12 - 2014

What is a transvaginal mesh implant?
A transvaginal mesh is a surgically-implanted medical device used to support weakened pelvic floor muscles.  Other names associated with a transvaginal mesh include vaginal mesh, pelvic mesh or pelvic sling. 
 
When is it used?
A transvaginal mesh is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).  These are conditions that sometimes occur after pelvic surgery, pregnancy and childbirth.  The device is intended to alleviate the pain associated with these conditions.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit FAQs

Monday, May 12 - 2014

What is Mirena?
Mirena is an intrauterine birth control device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterine wall by a medical professional.  Once in place the IUD releases a low dose of levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic progestin hormone.  The hormone is absorbed by the uterus to prevent pregnancy and when working correctly, the Mirena IUD can last up to five years.
 

When do complications arise?
When the Mirena IUD migrates from its original insertion point, problems can occur.  Once dislodged the device may puncture the uterus, damage organs, cause infection or imbed in a woman’s body requiring surgical removal.

Stephan Zouras Wins Case on Behalf of THR & Associates Former Employees

Tuesday, April 15 - 2014

Chicago, IL  - On April 9, 2014 the United States District Court of Central Illinois entered a $12.2M  judgment against Jeffrey Parsons, owner of THR & Associates and Treasure Hunters Roadshow.  The court issued judgment in favor of a class of approximately 150 plaintiffs, represented by Stephan Zouras, LLP.  The large sum represents unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages due to those employees who opted-in to the case.

Employees Seek Unpaid Wages from Passages Hospice, LLC

Tuesday, April 08 - 2014

On April 4, 2014 Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Passages Hospice, LLC, its owners and other executives on behalf of Passages employees discharged following the recent federal fraud indictment against owner and operator, Seth Gillman.  

Stephan Zouras Represents Ford F450 Owners in Truck Defect Class Action

Tuesday, March 11 - 2014

Recently, Stephan Zouras filed a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company on behalf of truck owners and lessees who purchased a 2003-2012 Ford F450 Super Duty truck.  Plaintiffs allege that even with proper vehicle maintenance, there are defects with the 6.4L engine.

Helping Healthcare Workers Recover Underfunded Pensions

Tuesday, March 18 - 2014

Stephan Zouras represents healthcare workers of religious-affiliated hospitals that seek to recover pension plan funds. 
 
Typically, employee benefit plans that qualify as “church plans” are exempt from many federal retirement laws and pension requirements, including minimum vesting rules.  However, many hospitals and healthcare facilities, who claim an affiliation with a particular church or religious organization in order to benefit from ”church plan” retirement laws and pension plan vesting rules, are not actually controlled by a church or aligned with a specific religious practice or belief.

Jones v. The Judge Group "Professional Day" and "Professional Week" Pay Plan Class Action

Tuesday, December 03 - 2013

Stephan Zouras represents current and former IT workers in an unpaid wages class action lawsuit against The Judge Group.  The case has been certified as a collective action.  Additionally, the Court denied Defendant's motion for summary judgment and held that the named Plaintiff was misclassified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and entitled to overtime pay.
 

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