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Woods Lonergan Secures a Jury Verdict for Their Client in an Employment Wage Case

By James Woods
Managing Partner

The decision in New York federal court holds corporate and individual defendants liable for unpaid wages.

Manhattan, New York – The litigation team at Woods Lonergan PLLC secured a favorable jury verdict for their client in a recent federal trial in Manhattan on July 26, 2023. In the Southern District of New York, Andreas Christou, Esq., an Associate at Woods Lonergan, prevailed at trial and won judgments totaling $245,000, including the award of attorney’s fees, on October 27, 2023.

The client was the Plaintiff in the lawsuit, Abouelmakarem v. MSSMINJA INC. et al., and made claims he was employed by two businesses over six years and was owed a significant amount in unpaid wages, including not receiving the mandatory minimum wage and overtime pay.

About the Author

James Woods, Managing Partner of Woods Lonergan, holds more than 25 years of experience in corporate, real estate, and business legal matters. His expertise in handling negotiations, litigation, jury trials, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution spans multiple areas, including corporate, real estate, and commercial litigation. James actively represents dozens of Cooperative and Condominium Boards and serves as counsel to many Corporate Boards. Prior to founding the firm, James proudly served as an Assistant District Attorney for Nassau County and handled both jury and bench trials. With experience that also covers sophisticated transactions and complex acquisitions, James also serves as counsel to several domestic companies in a range of industries and commercial arenas, including real estate, insurance, banking, transportation, and construction. If you have any questions about this article you can contact attorney James Woods through his biography page.

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