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Judge: Jimmy John's can't be considered 'joint employer' of asst managers working at franchise shops

By Scott Holland | Jun 28, 2018

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered up a win for Jimmy John’s, saying the sandwich shop chain cannot be considered the joint employer of a group of assistant managers suing in search of overtime pay.

Judge slices $6.5M sex discrimination verdict to $100K, citing damage caps

By Scott Holland | Aug 4, 2017

A federal judge has shaved more than $6 million off a jury’s verdict in a 2011 discrimination case because the company wasn’t large enough to be forced to pay more.

Jimmy John's, asst mgr class action plaintiffs square off over whether sandwich chain is 'joint employer'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 26, 2017

Facing a growing number of lawsuits over its alleged treatment of assistant store managers, sub sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s has asked a Chicago federal judge to determine exactly how much responsibility it should bear for how its franchisees classify, pay and manage those assistant managers.

Software exec waited too long to sue finance pros over bad advice for $250 million investments resulting in huge tax bill

By Scott Holland | Nov 10, 2015

A software executive has said a group of investment bankers led him to put his money into a scheme frowned upon by federal tax collectors, but a state appellate court has found, like a trial court before them, that he ran out of time to sue his erstwhile financial advisers at Deutsche Bank and BDO.

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