Miami Judge Certifies Class-Action Against David J. Stern, DJSP
A lawsuit by former employees of the Law Office of David J. Stern and the firm’s processing arm, DJSP Enterprises, received class-action certification Monday in a Miami federal court.
An attorney for the fired workers said the range of potential damages in the case “is in the millions.”
The lawsuit, originally filed in November, names four plaintiffs who alleged they lost their jobs in a mass layoff that began on Sept. 23. They claim they were terminated without the 60 days notice required by federal law under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, commonly called the WARN Act.
The lawsuit seeks 60 days of back pay for each day of violation, statutory damages and benefit reimbursement for affected employees, according to the lawsuit, filed by lead attorney firm Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman.