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Kendall Law Group Has Filed A Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Global Power Equipment Group, Inc.

the dateJune 24, 2015

The Kendall Law Group, LLP and Block & Leviton LLP have filed a class action lawsuit against Global Power Equipment Group, Inc. (“Global Power” or the “Company”) GLPW, -0.50% following the Company’s announcement that it would restate certain of its financial statements because of accounting errors affecting its fourth quarter of  and year end 2014.  The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and is captioned Budde v. Global Power Equipment, Inc., et al., No. 3:15-cv-2120 (N.D. Tex.).  The lawsuit affects all investors in Global Power securities purchased between March 17, 2014, and May 6, 2015, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

More specifically, on May 6, 2015, Global Power filed a Form 8-K with the SEC indicating that its Audit Committee determined … View More

Federal Court Rules Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Frisco ISD Can Proceed

the dateJune 17, 2015

Alvin Jackson has won a major victory in his racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Frisco Independent School District following a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a ruling issued June 15, the 5th Circuit found that the former history teacher’s claims were valid under both federal and state law, and should be heard by a jury. The ruling overturned a 2014 summary judgment issued by the U.S. District Court in Sherman that dismissed the case in the school district’s favor.

As noted in news coverage in the Dallas Morning News, Mr. Jackson filed a suit against the district in 2012, saying his contract was not renewed because he complained about discrimination and racial hostility at the high school. An article in the Frisco View More

Former Cleburne ISD Athletic Director files Charge of Discrimination with EEOC

the dateJune 16, 2015

Pamela Lea, the former Cleburne ISD Athletic Director, has filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Cleburne ISD for discriminatory discharge based on Lea’s age and gender.  Lea alleges that CLeburne ISD’s new superintendent, Kyle Heath, approached Lea near the end of the school year and told her she could retire, be reassigned, or be fired. Heath subsequently hired a substantially younger, less qualified man to replace Lea as the new Athletic Director.  Lea believes that this new Athletic Director is  less qualified than Lea and several other female applicants.

News of the discrimination charge has made waves across the small community of Cleburne.  The Cleburne Times Review has published an article discussing Lea’s claims.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Labor Code makes it … View More

MICHAELS’ CLASS ACTION LITIGATION UPDATE: Kendall Law Group Litigating Federal Law Privacy Violations of Michaels’ Prospective, Current, and Former Employees.

the dateMay 20, 2015

(DALLAS) Kendall Law Group and a team of class action lawyers are suing Michaels Stores, Inc. on behalf of certain current employees and online job applicants, hired or not, based on allegations that Michaels violated their privacy rights.  The lawsuits are in connection with background or consumer reports obtained through Michaels’ online application for employment.

The Kendall Law Group filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court Northern District of Texas in January, and the case has been subsequently transferred to multi-district litigation in the United States District Court District of New Jersey for pre-trial proceedings.  “Actually, our client is from California, and those affected from anywhere in the country, employees and job applicants, can bring a claim for compensation,” said Joe Kendall, the managing partner of … View More

DALLAS JUDGE REFUSES TO TOSS LAWSUIT AGAINST TEXAS VASCULAR ASSOCIATES

the dateAugust 15, 2014

DALLAS – A Dallas Judge has refused to throw out the case of a former employee of Texas Vascular Associates, PA (TVA).  Cortez Mills alleges in the lawsuit that the doctors of Texas Vascular Associates fired her for the sole reason of refusing to follow their orders to engage in the crimes of Medicare and insurance billing fraud.  Dallas Judge Ken Tapscott is the presiding judge in the case.

Cortez Mills began working for TVA in 2010 and was the company’s only certified medical coding professional.  According to the lawsuit, Ms. Mills discovered the fraudulent billing practices while reviewing and releasing patient bills to Medicare and private insurers for payment.

“Ms. Mills identified what we believe was an illegal scheme at TVA, and she lost her job for refusing to … View More

Kendall Law Group Announces Additional Shareholder Benefit in Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners Litigation

the dateMarch 19, 2014

Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, and in conjunction with Robbins, Geller, Rudman, & Dowd, proudly announces that on March 17, 2014, we obtained final approval to end litigation on behalf of the shareholders of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. in connection with the acquisition by Pioneer Natural Resources. The final approval consisted of an additional $171 million for the benefit Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners shareholders.

Kendall Law Group was founded by a former federal judge, includes a former United States Attorney, prosecutors and securities lawyers who are experienced in complex securities litigation. The firm has been counsel in numerous merger and acquisition cases nationwide, including some of the largest transactions in the United States.

If you feel that you have been a victim of fraud … View More

Kendall Law Group announces its representation of Kay Jenkins in the Collin Street Bakery Case

the dateMarch 18, 2014

(DALLAS) Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, announced its representation of Kay Jenkins in the Collin Street Bakery case today. Ms. Jenkins, the estranged wife of Sandy Jenkins, the man who is accused of an eight and a half year embezzlement scheme from the Collin Street Bakery, voluntarily appeared in Federal Court in Dallas today. She pled not guilty to a federal indictment accusing her of conspiring with her husband in the alleged crime.

Represented by former Federal Judge Joe Kendall, former US Attorney James Rolfe, and former federal prosecutor Jody Rudman, Kay Jenkins had previously requested the FBI give her a polygraph examination to show that she had no knowledge of her husband’s embezzlement scheme. That request was flatly rejected by the lead prosecutor in … View More

Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Brookhaven College

the dateMarch 10, 2014

DALLAS – A former employee has sued Brookhaven College for discriminatory discharge. The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County Court by the Kendall Law Group, LLP. The plaintiff seeks to recover back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, as well as pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.

The plaintiff alleges Brookhaven College terminated her employment because of her pregnancy. After the plaintiff notified her Supervisor, she was demoted from her position as head coach. Shortly after, she received an email terminating her employment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Labor Code makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee because of pregnancy (sex/gender).

The Kendall Law Group is a trial firm that represents people in lawsuits against companies, primarily in cases involving employment discrimination and securities fraud. Visit the firm’s website at … View More

ATTENTION ATMI SHAREHOLDERS: Kendall Law Group Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of ATMI, Inc. by Entegris, Inc.

the dateFebruary 5, 2014

(DALLAS) Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, is investigating the Board of Directors of ATMI, Inc. (NYSE:ATMI) on behalf of shareholders in connection with the sale of the Company to Entegris, Inc. (NYSE:ENTG) for possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law.  The national securities firm’s investigation seeks to determine whether ATMI, Inc. and its Board breached their fiduciary duties by entering into an agreement that may not be in the best interest of shareholders.

On February 4, 2014, the Boards of Directors of both companies announced the unanimously approved definitive merger agreement under which Entegris would acquire ATMI for a total equity value of approximately $1.15 billion on a fully-diluted basis. Under the terms of the merger agreement, ATMI shareholders will receive … View More

ARTHROCARE SHAREHOLDERS NOTICE: Kendall Law Group Investigates Potentially Unfair Acquisition of ArthroCare Corp. by Smith & Nephew Plc.

the dateFebruary 5, 2014

(DALLAS) Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, is investigating the Board of Directors of ArthroCare Corp. (NYSE:ARTC) on behalf of shareholders in connection with the sale of the Company to Smith & Nephew Plc. for possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law.  The national securities firm’s investigation seeks to determine whether ArthroCare and its Board breached their fiduciary duties by failing to fulfill its fiduciary duties, failing to maximize the value of the Company, failing to disclose all material benefits and costs, and failing to obtain the best possible consideration for the ArthroCare shareholders.

 

On February 3, 2014, ArthroCare announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Smith & Nephew would acquire ArthroCare in an all-cash offer … View More