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Monday, March 21, 2016

Federal Law Suit Involving Highlands Medical Center Alleges Violation of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act

Jackson County Health Care Authority, Highlands Medical Center Woods Cove Rd., Scottsboro, Al. (photo by G.Morgan)

Local Government Wage Theft??

Shh, we have secrets in our local government, including the Jackson County Health Care Authority - they have allegedly failed to pay wages to their employees as required by law. A suit has been filed alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in Federal Court - Reference: Williamson et al v. Jackson County Health Care Authority, a jury trial has been requested by the plaintiffs in the case. In the latest activity in the case, a Motion to Dismiss by the Health Care Authority was denied. However, the case was moved closer to the involved parties, the Northeastern District of Alabama. " The above styled civil action has been randomly reassigned to the Honorable Abdul K. Kallon. Please use case number 5:15-cv-1979-AKK"  https://dockets.justia.com/docket/alabama/alndce/2:2015cv01979/157038

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act info http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/hrg.htm

Case Presentation
Document 10
November 25, 2015 00:00 ORDER SETTING PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 1/29/2016; see scheduling order on the court's web page for formatting. Final Pretrial Conference set for 5/25/2017, at 11:00 AM; Jury Trial set for 7/10/2017, at 9:00 AM, both at the Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before Judge Abdul K Kallon. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 11/25/2015. (YMB) (Entered: 11/25/2015)November 23, 2015 00:00

Document: 9
ORDER re: motion to dismiss the case without prejudice or transfer it to the Northeastern Division - The undersigned has reviewed the record and agrees with the parties that this case should be designated as a Northeastern Division case. Accordingly, Defendants motion to dismiss is DENIED, and its motion to transfer is GRANTED. The Clerk is DIRECTED to reassign this case to the Northeastern Division and randomly reassign this action to another judge. The above styled civil action has been randomly reassigned to the Honorable Abdul K. Kallon. Please use case number 5:15-cv-1979-AKK on all subsequent pleadings. Signed by Magistrate Judge John H England, III on 11/23/2015. (KEK) (Entered: 11/23/2015)

Document 8
RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Dismiss or Transfer to Northeastern Division filed by Robert Laubinger, Kelly Williamson, Lonnie Williamson. (McGinley, Rachel) (Entered: 11/23/2015)

Document 7
Corporate Disclosure Statement by Jackson County Health Care Authority. filed by Jackson County Health Care Authority (Lackey, Gary) (Entered: 11/18/2015)

Document 6
MOTION to Dismiss or Transfer to Northeastern Division by Jackson County Health Care Authority. (Lackey, Gary) (Entered: 11/18/2015)

Other documents refer to summons and filing fees etc. and original case filing which will be presented later.


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