Home

Ex-Associate Sues LakinChapman Over Employment Practices
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Jeffrey MillarFormer Lakin Law Firm attorney Jeffrey Millar of St. Louis is suing the Wood River, Illinois-based firm for unpaid salary, class action fees and punitive damages in excess of $500,000.

He claims Brad Lakin and his law firm, now called LakinChapman, breached contract by failing to provide 90 days written notice of his termination, as required by an employment agreement.

Millar was terminated on December 29th.

  
What
Where


The suit alleges the defendants falsely accused him of excessive absenteeism and faltering work performance so that it could “use these claims as a pretextural excuse to terminate Millar” and avoid increased costs of medical coverage for him and his son.

Allegedly, Millar’s son has an extremely rare medical condition requiring extraordinarily expensive care. This raised the rates of the entire firm’s health insurance plan through Aetna.

The firm switched group health insurance to United HealthCare in 2007. Millar says the firm knew the new insurance would adversely affect his child’s care.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




After Millar threatened to sue the insurer, UnitedHealthcare began to cover his son in February 2008 at “considerable additional expense to the group health plan.”

Millar claims that on December 30th, the Lakin firm terminated four additional employees of the firm without cause or justification.



“Upon information and belief, these employees were also discharged for exercising their rights under the provisions of Defendants’ group health plan,” the complaint states.

Since he did not receive proper termination notice, Millar claims the terms of his employment agreement remain in full force through 2009, entitling him to $126,465 in salary and fees generated in class action cases.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid to Senior Level Labor and Employment Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid to senior level labor and employment attorney.

Apply Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Real Estate Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of our client seeks real estate associate attorney with 2-5 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, a Sacramento based medium size medical malpractice defense firm, h...

Apply now

Associate Attorney (Litigator)

USA-NC-Waxhaw

The Cuddy Law Firm seeks an associate attorney (litigator) to join our North Carolina team....

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-PA-Harrisburg

Hazen Law Group is a well-established estate, elder care, and special needs planning law firm in Har...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-DE-Lewes

Looking for an associate attorney that is a member of the Delaware Bar to conduct real estate closin...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top