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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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September 15, 2020 Andrew S. Chamberlin Leslie C. Packer
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Andrew Chamberlin and Leslie Packer are Recognized in the 2020 National “Who’s Who in Product Liability Defence”

Ellis & Winters congratulates Andrew Chamberlin and Leslie Packer, two of the firm’s founding partners, who were recently recognized in the 2020 edition of “Who’s Who in Product Liability Defence.”  Andrew is currently the President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and was just named “Lawyer of the […]

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August 31, 2020 Joseph D. Hammond
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North Carolina limits defendants’ ability to “pick off” class claims.

Disclaimer:  inside baseball, and also baseball, contained within. In baseball’s version of the “pick-off,” a baserunner is caught standing too far from base and tagged out.  In the legal world, defendants sometimes “pick off” a class action by mooting the named plaintiff’s individual claim before a class has been certified.  […]

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August 21, 2020 Charles N. Anderson, Jr. Jonathan A. Berkelhammer Thomas D. Blue, Jr. Donna K. Blumberg Ashley K. Brathwaite Andrew S. Chamberlin Kelly Margolis Dagger Mary M. Dillon Luke J. Farley, Sr. Alex J. Hagan David L. Hillman Chris Jackson Cameron Kirby Michelle Liguori Leslie C. Packer Jonathan D. Sasser Steven A. Scoggan Thomas H. Segars Curtis J. Shipley Paul K. Sun, Jr. James M. Weiss Dixie T. Wells Michael G. Winters
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Ellis & Winters Named to 2021 “Best Lawyers in America” List

Ellis & Winters is pleased to announce our attorneys’ inclusion in “Best Lawyers” 2021 edition. Three of the firm’s partners were named “Lawyer of the Year” for their jurisdiction. Thomas D. Blue, Jr. – Real Estate Litigation, Raleigh Andrew S. Chamberlin – Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Triad-area Alex J. Hagan […]

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