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If you file a frivolous lawsuit, you might have to pay the other side’s fees.

Judith Basinger v. Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C. Civil Action No. 1:10cv666 (E.D. Va. Dec. 23, 2010). In this Memorandum Opinion the Court considered the defendant’s motion for award of attorney’s fees and costs, after it had already dismissed all of the Plaintiff’s claims on summary judgment. The award sought was substantial—$25,650.00 in fees…

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You can’t substitute employee say-so for accurate time records, unless you’re the employee.

Lopez v. Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:10cv1218 (E.D. Va. January 10, 2011). Lopez sued her employer, Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, Inc., alleging that her employer failed to pay her overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). After some discovery, the employer filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that there…