Steven Jaffe, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
Kim Sailer, BARD Marketing/PR
Miami Judge Grants Final Approval in David J. Stern Class Action
Fort Lauderdale, FL – U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr., entered an order on June 8, 2012, granting final approval of the class action law suit involving foreclosure attorney David J. Stern for violations of federal labor laws by his former employees.
Attorneys Steven Jaffe, Gary M. Farmer, Jr., Mark Fistos, and Seth Lehrman of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., along with co-counsel Dawn Rapoport and Chandra Parker Doucette represented a class of hundreds of former employees of the Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A., DJSP Enterprises, Inc., and Stern’s affiliated foreclosure processing businesses. The Plaintiffs alleged that Stern and his co-defendants violated federal law by terminating hundreds of employees in mass firings without the notice required by law. The subject law – the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act or WARN Act – is intended to ensure that employees are given 60 days advance notice of mass layoffs. The settlement provides a fund of $500,000 to provide a pro rata payment of wages to these former employees.
The precarious financial positions of the corporate defendants made it challenging to recover significant relief for the class of fired workers. “Given the challenges presented by the defendants’ financial circumstances, we’re pleased to have obtained such meaningful relief for the Class”, said Steven Jaffe commenting on the settlement. The settlement was well received by the Class as reflected by the fact that no objections or requests for exclusion were filed.
Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards & Lehrman, P.L., a Fort Lauderdale Litigation firm, focuses on Consumer Class Actions, Mass Torts, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Whistleblower Suits (qui tam). The firm is headquartered at 425 N. Andrews Avenue, Suite 2 and may be reached at (800) 400-1098 or (954) 524-2820. Additional information about Steven Jaffe, Gary M. Farmer, Jr., Mark Fistos, Seth Lehrman or Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards & Lehrman, P.L. may be obtained from the firm’s website at www.pathtojustice.com.