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Missouri Jury Awards State Corrections Officers More Than $113 Million In Wages Owed Over An Eleven Year Period

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Missouri Jury Awards State Corrections Officers More Than $113 Million In Wages Owed Over An Eleven Year Period

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a jury in a Missouri State Court in Jefferson City awarded $113,714,632 for wages including overtime compensation that the Missouri Department of Corrections had failed to pay 13,000 Missouri Corrections Officers, announced The Burger Law Firm and Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP.  The jury awarded the officers all the compensation sought by the plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit (Hootselle v. Missouri Department of Corrections).  

Following six years of hard-fought litigation, the jury agreed that the Department of Corrections had unlawfully refused to pay those employees for hundreds of thousands of hours worked by them since 2007.  These hard working men and women had their day in court and a huge wrong was righted.

Gary Burger of the Burger Law Firm, a well-known St. Louis trial attorney and Michael J. Flannery, Katie Van Dyck, and Michael Smith of the Washington, DC-based Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP represented the plaintiffs.

 

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SOURCE Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP

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