After a bench trial presided over by Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Trief & Olk was victorious against a Brooklyn-based supermarket, 5th Ave. Kings Fruit & Vegetables Corp. (known as 5th Ave. Kings Supermarket) and its owner, winning minimum wage and overtime back-pay […]
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We recently reached a $5 million settlement in a collective action on behalf of a group of approximately 550 alarm installation technicians (known as Security Advisors) in a suit against Defenders, Inc., in which the employees alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to properly track their work time, resulting in improper overtime compensation.
Trial attorneys Ted Trief and Jason Kaufer, on the morning of trial, negotiated a settlement of $2,500,000 for a plaintiff who had his right leg amputated below the knee after being struck and run over by a New York City subway.
Trief & Olk secured a settlement of $650,000 for the family of a warehouse worker that was killed by the collapse of an industrial shelving unit. The decedent was working for an auto parts store in its warehouse in Bronx, New York.
Trief & Olk obtained a settlement of $4,000,000 for a plaintiff who had his left, non-dominant hand amputated in an industrial meat grinder.
When construction workers are injured on the job, they are usually unable to bring personal injury lawsuits against the most obviously responsible party, their employers, due to the Workers’ Compensation Law.