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Verizon Retailer Fails to Undo Workers’ Nearly $577,000 Fees Win

Sept. 7, 2022, 4:57 PM

An upstate New York Verizon Wireless retailer must pay workers’ attorneys nearly $577,000 in fees after the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the amount was reasonable following a decade of wage litigation with mixed results.

Cellular Sales of New York LLC and Cellular Sales of Knoxville Inc. argued that the lower court should have reduced the workers’ $961,000 attorneys’ fees request even further because several of the wage-and-hour complaint’s claims failed. But the district judge’s determination wasn’t an abuse of discretion, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said.

Salespeople accused Cellular of misclassifying them as independent ...