Below and attached please find a listing of representative wage and hour cases managed by Michelle Gessner, while in-house.

“I certainly know how Fortune 300 companies think, what is important to them, how best to manage litigation and labor and employment law especially within a budget.  I know what makes CFOs and General Counsel’s happy/satisfied with outside counsel work, etc…….”

-Michelle

REPRESENTATIVE WAGE AND HOUR CASES MANAGED

  1. IN RE FAMILY DOLLAR FLSA LITIGATION: 03:08-MD-1932 Collective/Class Cases Transferred Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a):
    1. Grace v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:06-cv-306 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA).  Filed 5/17/04.
    2. Ward v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:06-cv-441 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA).  Filed 6/1/06.
    3. Blake v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar Stores of Ohio, Inc., 3:07-cv-244 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA and Ohio State Law).  Filed 11/14/05.
    4. Fowler v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar Stores of Ohio, Inc., 3:07-cv-316 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA and Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act).  Filed 3/28/01.
    5. Scott v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-110 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA).  Filed 1/3/08.
    6. Slater v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., d/b/a Family Dollar Stores and John Does 1-10, 3:07- cv-501 (W.D.N.C.) (FLSA).  Filed 2/27/07.

Class/Collective Cases Transferred Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407:

  1. Itterly v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar Store of Pennsylvania, Inc., 3:08-cv- 1936 (W.D.N.C.); 5:08-cv-1266 (E.D. Pa.) (FLSA and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act).  Filed 3/13/08.
  2. Jackson v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-1939 (W.D.N.C.); 4:08-cv-133 (D.  Ariz.)

(FLSA).  Filed 2/21/08.

  1. Latner v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-1940 (W.D.N.C.); 2:08-cv-01617 (N.D. Ala.) (FLSA).  Filed 9/4/08.
  2. Magwood v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-1938 (W.D.N.C.); 1:08-cv-76 (M.D. Ala.) (FLSA).  Filed 2/4/08.
  3. McCarty v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-1934 (W.D.N.C.); 5:07-cv-00194 (E.D. Tex.) (FLSA).  Filed 12/26/07.
  4. Moody v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:08-cv-1935 (W.D.N.C.); 8:08-cv-08 (M.D.    Fla.)

(FLSA).  Filed 12/31/07.

  1. Toms v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores of Tennessee, Inc., 3:08-cv-1933 (W.D.N.C.); 3:07-cv-01277 (M.D. Tenn.) (FLSA). Filed 12/21/07.
  2. Daniels, et al. v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar Stores of Michigan, Inc., 3:09- cv-1946 (W.D.N.C.); 2:09-cv-14075 (E.D. Mich.) (FLSA and Michigan Minimum Wage Law).  Filed 10/2/09.
  3. Friedman v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores of Connecticut, Inc., 3:2010-cv-00074 (D. Ct.) (FLSA and Connecticut Minimum Wage Act). Filed 1/15/10.
  4. Sasser v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores of Virginia, Inc., No. 3:10CV827 (E.D. Va.) (single-plaintiff SM misclassification) Filed 11/10/10.

Single Plaintiff FLSA/State WH Cases Transferred Per §1407:

1.   Crane v. Family Dollar, Inc., 3:08-cv-1942 (W.D.N.C.); 1:09-cv-00115 (D. N.H.) (FLSA

and New Hampshire State Law).  Filed 3/27/09.

2.   Colon v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:09-cv-1945 (W.D.N.C.); No 1:09-5729 (N.D.   Ill.)

(FLSA and Illinois Minimum Wage Law).  Filed 9/15/09.

Total MDL Cases = 18 (but only 16 are class/collective)

  1. FLSA/STATE WH CLASS/COLLECTIVE CASES NOT PART OF  MDL:
    1. Barker v. Family Dollar, Inc., . 3:10-cv-00170 (W.D. Ky.) (Kentucky Wages & Hours Law).  Filed 6/10/10.
    2. Walters v. Family Dollar Stores of Missouri, No. 1016-cv11842 (Jackson, MO Circuit Court) (Missouri State Law).  Filed 4/20/10.
    3. Youngblood, et al. v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Family Dollar, Inc., Family Dollar  Stores of New York, Inc. and Does 1 through 10, 3:09-cv-1941 (W.D.N.C.); 09-cv-3176 (S.D.N.Y.) (New York Labor Law Article 19 and New York State Dept of Labor Regulations).  Filed 4/2/09.
    4. Rancharan v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 3:09-cv-1943 (W.D.N.C.); 2:09-cv-1911 (E.D.N.Y.) (New York Labor Law; New York State Dept of Labor Regulations). Filed 3/4/09.
    5. Hegbab v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 2:33-av-0001 (D. N.J.) (New Jersey State Wage and Hour  Law).  Filed 3/3/11
    6. Amanda Mathis et. al. v. Darden Restaurants, Inc., 0:12-cv-61742 (S.D. Florida) Filed 09/12.