Press Release Year: 2017

Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Suit Against Metro Nashville Airport Authority for the Wrongful Termination & Retaliation of Former President & CEO Robert Wigington

December 4th, 2017

Suit Alleges Violations of Family Medical Leave Act and Tennessee Disability Act  For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, (201) 493-1027, jamie@newspros.com December 4, 2017, Nashville, TN –Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (“MNAA”) on behalf of […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Earns Regional Ranking in Four Practice Areas From U.S. News – Best Lawyers

November 2nd, 2017

November 1, 2017, U.S. – Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today announced it has received recognition in three regions in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2018 rankings. Sanford Heisler Sharp was ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial […]

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Tenured and Prominent Columbia University History Professor William V. Harris, Accused in Sanford Heisler Sharp Lawsuit of Sexual Harassment, Will Withdraw from Teaching and Advising

October 31st, 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017— In the wake of a lawsuit alleging that tenured professor William V. Harris sexually harassed a female graduate student, Columbia University yesterday announced that Harris was withdrawing from teaching and all other student-related activities. Columbia’s announcement came less than a month after Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, filed a Complaint on […]

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Counsel for Tenants in Gateway Plaza Residents Litigation Seek Class Certification

October 20th, 2017

The tenants-rights lawsuit In re Gateway Plaza Residents Litigation (New York County Supreme Court Index No. 651023/2014), alleges that the Gateway Plaza apartment complex has been plagued by structural and design defects for more than a decade. In particular, Gateway’s residents have been forced to endure unbearably cold temperatures during the winter months because of […]

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Despite Years of Successful Growth, Nashville’s Airport President and CEO, Rob Wigington, Terminated After Undergoing Liver Transplant Surgery

October 18th, 2017

Nashville, TN—The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (“MNAA”) Board of Commissioners voted during today’s meeting to terminate President and CEO Rob Wigington. On September 5, 2017, MNAA relieved Wigington of his duties when Wigington attempted to return to work after taking medical leave. In June 2017, Wigington notified the board that he would require medical leave […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Columbia University and Noted History Professor, William V. Harris

October 2nd, 2017

Sexual Harassment, Unwanted Sexual Contact, and Retaliation Against Female Doctoral Student Detailed in Complaint For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-493-1027, jamie@newspros.com October 2, 2017, New York City – Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed a sexual harassment suit under federal and New York law against the Trustees of Columbia University and the institution’s […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files $700 Million ERISA Class Action Against General Electric Company And General Electric Retirement Savings Plan

September 27th, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2017 — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed an ERISA  individual and class action against General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), General Electric Retirement Savings Plan (“the Plan”) Trustees, and 30 unnamed defendants in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The Complaint asserts that GE and the Plan violated the Federal Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) by breaching their fiduciary […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Takes on Equifax in Tennessee

September 12th, 2017

FIRM FILES ITS SECOND DATA BREACH AND PRIVACY CLASS ACTION AGAINST EQUIFAX WITHIN A WEEK  NASHVILLE, Sept. 12, 2017 — Add one more complaint to the self-inflicted trouble mounting against Equifax, Inc. Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP has filed a class action complaint against the consumer credit reporting agency in U.S. District Court for the Middle […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Takes On Equifax In Data Breach And Privacy Class Action

September 11th, 2017

Massive Nationwide Hack Compromises Americans’ Privacy and Financial Security SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2017  — Equifax, Inc. got more bad news late Friday night when attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP filed a class action complaint against the consumer credit reporting agency in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. With an outstanding record in more […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Asks Federal Court to Compel Oracle to Arbitrate Wage Claims

September 6th, 2017

In a twist, Plaintiffs Seek and Defendant Opposes Arbitration in case Alleging Oracle’s Debt Servitude and Forced Labor For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-788-0142, jamie@newspros.com September 6, 2017, SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP today filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to compel […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Settles Wage Claims Against Google and Urpan Technologies for $5.5 Million

July 31st, 2017

Contract Recruiters and Sourcers to Receive Notice about the Settlement  For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-493-1027, jamie@newspros.com July 31, 2017, San Jose, CA – Sanford Heisler Sharp oversaw the distribution of notice last Friday to 795 Google recruiters and sourcers of a $5.5 Million settlement for claims of unpaid overtime wages. Subject to […]

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Collaboration Between NYCLU, LSCNY & Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Ends Youths’ Isolation in Syracuse Justice Center Jail

June 30th, 2017

Settlement Will Improve Mental Health and Educational Services For Onondaga County Juveniles Continued collaboration between lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) resulted in a significant victory for youth incarcerated in Syracuse, New York’s Justice Center jail.  A settlement with the […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp is investigating General Electric for Possible Violations of the Employment Income Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) Related to General Electric’s Management of Its 401(k) Plan

June 12th, 2017

For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-493-1027, Jamie@newspros.com SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2017 – Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP today announced it is investigating GE’s management of its 401(k) Plan.  Each year thousands of GE employees invest hundreds of millions of dollars in GE’s 401(k) Plan, which likely represents their primary tool for retirement planning and savings.  Employees trust GE to […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Requests Sanctions for Destruction of Electronically Stored Information in Bon Secours False Claims Lawsuit

May 1st, 2017

Witness corroborates Relator’s claims that senior staff forged doctors’ signatures, doctors confirm their signatures were forged For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, 201-493-1027, jamie@newspros.com May 1, 2017, New York, NY – June Raffington’s long-running False Claims Act lawsuit against Bon Secours and its affiliates—United States of America et al. v. Bon Secours New York […]

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National Civil Rights Law Firm, Sanford Heisler, Adds Former Federal Chief Judge Kevin Sharp as New Named Partner and Managing Partner of Nashville Office

April 17th, 2017

Firm Renamed Sanford Heisler Sharp Sharp Joins Trial Team In Gender Discrimination Suit Against Biglaw Giant Chadbourne & Parke NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17, 2017 — Sanford Heisler, LLP, one of the country’s leading civil rights firms, announced today that former Chief U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, Kevin H. Sharp, will join […]

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