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February 26, 2021 Jonathan A. Berkelhammer Andrew S. Chamberlin Alex J. Hagan Leslie C. Packer Jonathan D. Sasser Paul K. Sun, Jr. Dixie T. Wells
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Benchmark Litigation Again Awards Ellis & Winters its Highest Rating

Ellis & Winters has once again received the highest rating for litigation practices in North Carolina as noted in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 edition. Ellis & Winters is one of only seven firms in North Carolina ranked as “highly recommended” by the annual guide to top litigation practices in the U.S. […]

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February 25, 2021 Michelle Liguori Carson Lane
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Michelle Liguori and Carson Lane Published in DRI’s “The Voice”

Ellis & Winters attorneys Michelle Liguori and Carson Lane’s article “Class Action Incentive Awards: Eleventh Circuit Rocks the Boat” was published in the February issue of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) newsletter, The Voice. The article notes that “incentive awards in class-action settlements may be a thing of the past.” […]

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October 28, 2020 Carson Lane
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Ninth Circuit Decision a Home Run for Minor League Players in Class Action Lawsuit Against the MLB

In the past five years, approximately two-thirds of companies faced at least one labor and employment class action, and within this category, companies overwhelmingly reported that wage and hour matters were of top concern. To defeat class certification by employees, companies commonly utilize two strategies. The first is showing that […]

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September 29, 2020 Emily M. Melvin
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In Blow to Gig Economy, Third Circuit Rules Shoddy Records are No Bar to Class Certification

           Gig economy companies increasingly face class action lawsuits brought by their workers. Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Doordash, and Amazon, to name a few, have confronted multiple lawsuits alleging the companies misclassified employees as independent contractors. While the merits of these claims are vigorously debated in the […]

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