Constangy clients have come to expect summary judgment wins and jury verdicts for the cases its attorneys take to a decision on the merits.  We have simply too many to list.  But the following are a sample of some of the precedent-setting and particularly significant wins Constangy has achieved recently:

  • Obtained unanimous victory before the United States Supreme Court on extremely significant case involving the citizenship of our client for purposes of securing federal jurisdiction on the basis of diversity of citizenship
  • In case involving potential exposure of $20 million to our clients (and more than $300 million to the industry as a whole), obtained preliminary injunction against the United States Department of Labor and ultimately summary judgment against labor union on behalf of trade association and twenty of its members nation-wide, successfully challenging a rule issued by the United States Department of Labor relating to agricultural workers.  Summary judgment decision was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Defeated class certification on many occasions, including in multi-million-dollar class actions under federal and state wage and hour laws involving allegations of off-the-clock work, falsification of time records by management, exempt misclassifications, and meal and rest breaks.
  • Defeated collective action status in a multi-million dollar collective action under Fair Labor Standards Act; then settled the case with two named plaintiffs for nuisance amount.
  • Obtained summary judgment on all issues in an Equal Pay Act and Title VII wage discrimination case that was filed as nationwide class action.  
  • Obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar RICO class action, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Managed three large cases involving a major U.S. employer: (1) FLSA case (29 plaintiffs); (2) Another FLSA case (50 named plaintiffs and notice to be issued to over 500); (3) ADEA case with 15 named plaintiffs and seeking nationwide collective notice.
  • Handled litigation on behalf of big-box and specialty retailers throughout the country dealing with multi-plaintiff and class litigation.
  • Obtained precedent-setting summary judgment in FLSA case holding that cable installers were exempt from overtime provisions.
  • Obtained affirmation from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in precedent-setting case involving the application of a mixed motive analysis in an Employee Polygraph Protection Act case, invalidating a United States Department of Labor regulation as contrary to the meaning of the statute.
  • Obtained precedent-setting bench trial verdict in FLSA case pertaining to the definition of “farm” as it pertains to agricultural exemption.
  • Obtained early dismissal of large Fair Credit Reporting Act class action
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