First Amendment: Defending Right to Speak About Sexual Assault

In an important First Amendment case, The Kaplan Law Firm currently represents a client being sued for, according to the lawsuit against her, reporting that she was sexually assaulted.  This case highlights an unfortunate aspect of our legal system—individuals who have money can sue others who say things that they do not like, even if they have little hope of winning the case, and use the enormous costs of defending oneself from a lawsuit for defamation to silence such individuals.  This…

Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and acting on behalf of two of my clients, I recently succeeded in having the United States District Court for the District of Maryland certify a collective action in a case which accuses a company and its managers of failing to pay overtime pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). DISCLAIMER The court’s decision to preliminarily certify a collective action class…