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Patricia V. Pierce Serves as Panel Moderator at 2014 NELA Annual Convention

Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, is pleased to announce that partner Patricia V. Pierce served as moderator for a panel discussion on “Effective Strategies for Negotiating Executive Employment Contracts” at the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). The convention celebrated 50 years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Topics of the panel discussion included managing and achieving client expectations; handling 409A issues; Tarp issues; Clawbacks and Dodd Frank and non-compete clauses. Patricia heads the firm’s Employment Law Practice and co-chairs the Civil Rights Practice. She represents employees and consumers in individual, class and...

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Ashley E. Shapiro, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Joins the Firm

PHILADELPHIA, PA. June 23, 2014: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, is pleased to announce that Ashley E. Shapiro has become an associate with the firm. She will practice out of both the firm’s Philadelphia, PA and Haddonfield, NJ offices. Her practice concentrates on the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations as well as Federal, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Criminal Defense matters. Ms. Shapiro works directly with Michael J. Engle, the chair of GPEFF’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations practice as well as with Leonard S. Baker, Director of GPEFF’s New Jersey office. Ms....

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NJ Judge Grants Cert In For-Profit Med School Class Action

By Joshua Alston (source: Law360.com ) Law360, New York (May 29, 2014, 8:33 PM ET) — A New Jersey state judge on Thursday granted class certification in a consumer fraud suit against Star Career Academy, a for-profit school accused of concealing changes to state law that would preclude its surgical technology students from obtaining work in the field upon graduation. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Anthony M. Pugliese certified the class on Thursday and, in a separate ruling, cleared the case for trial, according to a statement from attorneys representing members of the class. The suit accuses Star Career Academy...

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Law Suit Clears For Trial In Consumer Fraud Act Case Against Star Career Academy

New Jersey Court Grants Class Certification And Clears Suit For Trial In Consumer Fraud Act Case Against For-Profit School Star Career Academy. More than 1000 Students Affected. Today Camden County Superior Court Judge Anthony M. Pugliese granted Class Certification in a case brought by a graduate of for-profit school Star Career Academy’s Surgical Technology Program, and in a separate ruling cleared the case for trial. The case, brought under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, alleges that Star concealed, suppressed, and failed to disclose material information that more than 1000 Star Surgical Technology Program applicants, students, and graduates were entitled to...

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New York Jets Sued for Wage Theft by Member of the Flight Crew

Another NFL team is facing a class action lawsuit for wage theft brought by one of its cheerleaders. A lawsuit was filed today by Krystal C in New Jersey state court against the New York Jets on behalf of their cheerleaders. The complaint [Krystal C v. New York Jets LLC] seeks monetary damages on behalf of all of the “Flight Crew,” as the Jet’s cheerleading team is called. The case is the fourth lawsuit challenging the decades old NFL wide practice of underpaying cheerleaders, in clear violation of law. “The claims against the Jets are essentially the same as those...

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Attorney James Funt Debates the First Amendment and Hate Speech with Talk Radio 1210 Host Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 7, 2014: Radio talk show host Dom Giordano spoke with James Funt, a lawyer for the Black Israelites, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the group’s demonstrations outside of the Shops at Liberty Place and their freedom-of-speech rights. [ Listen to the Interview via Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Podcast ] The Shops at Liberty Place, a Philadelphia retail complex, hired two DJs to drown out the preaching of a group known as the Black Israelites. For more than 20 years, the Upper Darby-based “Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge” has been protesting on the streets...

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