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Significant Trials

Miller v. Prominence Security Agency and Donald Aikens

Civil Action No. H-08-978; in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division–In this case, Mr. Fiddler represented Plaintiff Glenn Miller, a security guard, in a case against his former employer, Prominence Security Agency, for unpaid overtime. Mr.Miller also alleged he was retaliated against by the company and its owner after he complained about not being paid overtime. The jury found in favor of Mr. Miller on his retaliation claim and awarded him money for lost wages. The judge subsequently entered a judgment finding Mr. Miller was owed money for unpaid overtime, that Aikens was personally liable and that Prominence and Aikens' actions were willful. The judge awarded Mr. Miller liquidated damages and attorney's fees, as well.

Harrison v. Engenyx Software Corporation and Trent Daniel

Cause No. 2007-70109; In the 280th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas–In this case, Mr. Fiddler represented Natalynn Dunson-Harrison, who alleged that Trent Daniel and Engenyx Software Corporation promised her the CEO position in the company, while never intending to allow her to perform the duties of a CEO. She also alleged the company failed to pay her salary and constructively discharged her in violation of her employment agreement with the company. The jury verdict resulted in a judgment against Engenyx Software Corporation for breach of contract damages and a judgment against Trent T. Daniel for fraud damages.

Derosher E. Price v. Federal Express Corporation

Civil Action No. H-06-2459; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division—Mr. Fiddler represented a former employee of Federal Express Corporation who was denied two promotions and terminated after complaining about race discrimination. A federal jury unanimously found in Mr. Price's favor on all his claims and awarded actual damages and punitive damages. A judgment for actual damages, punitive damages, attorney's fees, interest and court costs was entered in Mr. Price's favor. Click here to see the article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle.

Salle S. Morse and Sid A. Morse Jr. vs. Bio Landscape & Maintenance

Cause No. 2005-77992; In the 11th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler represented two former employees in a case alleging breach of their employment contracts and seeking damages for lost wages, commissions, vacation pay and sick pay. After a trial, judgment was entered in favor of both employees awarding them actual damages, attorney's fees, interest and court costs.

LMH Associates, Inc. et. al. v. Endovasc, Inc.,et al.

Civil Action No. H-03-5226; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division—Mr. Fiddler represented a consulting company in a case against a drug manufacturing company that had failed to pay consulting fees for assistance in attempting to obtain FDA approval for an new drug. The drug company claimed it had fully paid the fee in the form of stock grants, but the judge found payment had not been made and that the company's valuation of the stock was wrong, and entered judgment for actual damages, attorney's fees, courts costs and interest in favor of the consulting company.

Kimberly Duncan v. A.K.M., Inc. d/b/a Gigi's Cabaret

Cause No. 2003-39344; In the 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas–Mr. Fiddler represented a former waitress who alleged her employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") by requiring she tip-out to management. The jury found Ms. Duncan's employer had willfully violated the FLSA's minimum wage provisions, overtime law provisions and the law regarding tipped employees and awarded Ms. Duncan monetary damages and attorney's fees.

Debra K. Hansen et. al. v. AAA Office Coffee Service

Cause No. 2002-07132; In the 165th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler represented three employees in this sexual harassment and retaliation case. The jury found the two female employees had been sexually harassed and that all three had been victims of a retaliatory termination after complaints of sexual harassment were made. The jury awarded actual damages, punitive damages and attorney's fees.

Robert Zendejas vs. El Expresso, Inc., and Coach USA, Inc.

Cause No. 2002-12789; In the 133rd Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler obtained a verdict on behalf of a manager who was terminated after having attempted to bring his company into compliance with federal safety regulations. Mr. Fiddler obtained this favorable verdict by invoking a little-known exception to the employment-at-will doctrine.

De Los Santos v. East Houston Regional Medical Center, et. al.

Cause No. 2000-25157; In the 113th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas–Mr. Fiddler obtained a verdict on behalf of a physician against a hospital under the whistle-blower statute (Tex. Health & Safety Code, § 161.134) and against his physician's group for breach of contract when he was terminated after having complained about understaffing in the hospital.

Randell Craig v. Big 4, Inc. and Big 4 Services, Inc.

Cause No. 9:99-cv-00032; In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division—Mr. Fiddler obtained one of the few plaintiff's jury verdicts in the country in a case involving a religiously hostile work environment.

Charles David Carter v. Texas Southern University

Cause No. 1998-50486; In the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler represented the former controller of TSU in this whistleblower case. The jury found that TSU had terminated Mr. Carter for having reported, in good faith, a violation of law. The jury awarded Mr. Carter damages and attorneys fees.

Nadine Fitzpatrick and Odell Fitzpatrick vs. Jamal Hamideh, Individually and d/b/a IHOP #1326;

Cause No.97-00259; In the 113th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas–In this very challenging case, Mr. Fiddler obtained a jury verdict in favor of an African American couple after having proven they were denied service at an IHOP restaurant because of their race.

Ethel Austin v. Riverside General Hospital

Cause No. 96-014007; In the 189th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler obtained one of the first plaintiff's jury verdicts in Texas under the new whistle-blower statute (Tex. Health & Safety Code, § 161.134).

Sean C. Bennett v. LRS Group, Inc., et al.

Cause No. 95-005277; In the 164th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas—Mr. Fiddler obtained one of the first "mixed motive" plaintiff's jury verdicts in the State of Texas in a race discrimination case.

Note: Every case is different and past results are not necessarily an indication of future success, even in cases with similar facts.

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