Wage Theft

Fair Labor Standards Act in the Federal Workplace

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The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes the guidelines for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards for employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. In the private sector, the profit motive provides a strong incentive for wage theft. While the public sector does not share the same profit […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Screen Downscaling Class Action Investigation

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The law firm of Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating reports of 4k panels being used on 1440p monitors. As a cost-saving measure, manufacturers are using firmware to downgrade the resolution of 4k, or UHD, panels (3840 x 2160) to instead display a resolution of 2560 x 1440, or QHD. The result of foregoing […]

Product Defect

Defective Sony Marine Speakers Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating reports that the Sony XS-MP1611 6 ½” Dual Cone Marine Speakers are defective. Customers report that the speaker cones rot in less than two years because of poor weather and water resistance. Marketed as outdoor speakers capable of being mounted on boats or campers, this product is IPx5 […]

Environmental

Livestock Air Pollution Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating the loss of enjoyment of property, and possible health hazards, experienced by residents who live by livestock feedlots. For example, Minnesota residents in Goodhue County allege that the neighboring feedlot is violating air quality standards with excessive odorous fumes. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a regulatory body that […]

Wage Theft

Mastro’s Owes Servers Pay, Federal Class Action Alleges

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP currently represents a former Mastro’s server in a federal court lawsuit that alleges Mastro’s forced servers to pay into an illegal tip-pooling arrangement. The lawsuit alleges that Mastro’s required servers to place close to half of their tips into a “tip pool” that was shared with other employees who did not […]

Product Defect

Polaris ATVs and UTVs Fire Risk Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential fire and burn hazards associated with Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs). Polaris, a company that specializes in recreational vehicles, was ordered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue four recalls in 2017 for fire risks related to a misfiring engine, detaching heat […]