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What We've Done:
Recent Results


Results matter.  The Law Office of Howard J. Grooters has successfully litigated claims against employers ranging from small local businesses with just a handful of employees to corporate behemoths like Wal-Mart.  No claim is too small; no company is too big.  Our results speak for themselves.  
Please Note:  Past results are not an indication of what should be expected in future cases or on your claim.


Samples of some recent cases handled by The Law Office follow;

  • "Claim value of unpaid earned wages" is the amount of money the client should have been paid, but wasn't, and does not include penalties, interest, fees, or costs, which generally allow for clients to receive more than originally earned;
  • "Client Share" is the sum of money that actually went to the client, after assessing attorney fees and all costs and expenses:


Samantha Brophy vs. Bay Street Grille, LLC, and Janet Childers, Lane County Case No. 15CV31627


Final pay violation, unlawful deduction, improper tip pooling, accounting irregularities: settled.

  • $56.20 to $534.00:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages. Amount uncertain due to employee not having access to employer's records, and settled prior to discovey of those records in litigation.
  • $2,317.41:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Jordan Plummer vs. The Gathering Spot, LLC, Anna Kuzmin, Michael Kuzmin, Valerie Castle, and Francis Castle, Marion County Case No. 13C13239


Bounced paychecks outstanding at time of employment termination (fired for complaining about bounced paychecks): judgment against defendants, fully collected.

  • $607.59:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages when due upon employment termination.
  • $69.00:  Unpaid earned wages still outstanding at time of filing lawsuit.
  • $4,134.24:  Actual client share of proceeds from execution on the judgment, received by client.


Kimberly Martin vs. Jeffrey Malos and JVM, Inc., d/b/a The Tiny Tavern, Lane County Case No. 12-11-21514


Minimum wage violation: judgment against defendants, fully collected.

  • $590.75:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $2,370.37:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Laurie Cardwell vs. Lane County School District No. 71, aka Lowell School District No. 71, Lane County Case No. 16-12-11764


Violation of collective bargaining agreement for worker benefits compensation: settled.

  • $11,040.00:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages, in this case benefits.
  • $11,040.00:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Walter McCoy vs. TS Property Management, Inc., d/b/a Property Management Concepts (Terry Shockley), Lane County Case No. 12-12-15291


Periodic and final pay violations: judgment against defendant, fully collected.

  • $750.00:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $2,019.50:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Jennifer Wilson vs. Phlebotomy Services International, Inc. (Edward Cutler), Lane County Case No. 12-12-02953
Stace Lee vs. Phlebotomy Services International, Inc. (Edward Cutler), Lane County Case No. 12-12-02952


Failure to pay any wages: judgment against defendant, fully collected.

  • $127.50:  Claim value of Wilson's unpaid earned wages.
    $127.50:  Claim value of Lee's unpaid earned wages.
  • $3,384.35:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client Wilson.
    $3,384.35:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client Lee.


Michael Miller vs. Bertsch Transfer & Storage Co., d/b/a Bertsch Moving & Storage Co., Inc., Lane County Case No. 12-11-12079


Final pay violation; unlawful deductions.

  • $1,330.00:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $3,676.96:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Samantha Shim vs. James Frederick Vining, d/b/a Mobile Magic, Douglas County Case No. 11CV4613CC


Minimum wage violation.

  • $667.50:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $1,340.04:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Joshua Jett vs. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Multnomah County Case No. 1202-01564


Late payment of final paycheck (15 days late), giving rise to penalty.

  • $0:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $977.60:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Betty Carter-Foster vs. Talecris Plasma Resources, Inc., Lane County Case No. 12-11-09938


Final pay violation.

  • $199.34:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $628.60:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Aaron Johnson vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., d/b/a Wal-Mart, Lane County Case No. 12-07-16853


Final pay violation; PTO violation.

  • $1,071.15:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $4,323.46:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Gary Stevenson vs. Blackfoot Construction, LLC, Lane County Case No. 12-08-23084


Bounced paycheck.

  • $300.00:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $573.05:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Gale Tucker vs. The City of Eugene, Lane County Case No. 12-08-20332


Wage arrears for failing to implement a merit based pay increase, subsequent late payment of final wages (46 days late), giving rise to penalty.

  • $3,755.16:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages when due upon employment ceasing.
  • $0:  Unpaid earned wages still outstanding at time of filing lawsuit for penalty.
  • $6,190.86:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Aaron Martin vs. Marc Sales & Leasing, LLC, d/b/a Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Lane County Case No. 12-07-21556


Unlawful deductions; overtime violation; rest break violation.

  • $510.84:  Claim value of unpaid earned wages.
  • $5,023.17:  Actual client share of proceeds, received by client.


Results Disclaimer:


The case outcomes shown in this area are historical in nature.   Every case is different, with unique people, facts, and circumstances.   These cases are not an indication of what anyone should expect in their case or any other case.   Do not rely on outcome information about any of these cases to predict any particular future outcome.   Only an experienced employment lawyer can offer a reliable opinion of the potential outcomes of a case based on the facts and circumstances of your claim.   Consultation on your claim with the law office begins with the Wage Claim Form.




How We Do It:

Here at The Law Office, we Consult, Negotiate, Litigate, and Collect the Wages You've Earned and Have Coming to You.

In most wage-claim cases we are able to work for you on a deferred, contingent fee basis, meaning that in your time of need you get access to the justice system without having to find cash to pay your lawyer up-front.  Not only that, but if we don't get you paid, we don't get paid either. Penalties and attorney fee awards also mean that all your wages usually go in your pocket, while our fee gets paid by the other side.

Think of The Law Office as your partner in getting you what you've earned and deserve.

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This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some readers may find the information useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and is not legal advice. Reading this information does not form an attorney-client relationship. Please contact the professionals at The Law Office of Howard J. Grooters to discuss your specific case. Call (541) 338-4144 or use the wage claim form.

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