Lawyer Sues Firm For Bonus After Wal-Mart Win

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A lawyer who helped her firm win $175 million in a wage-and-hour suit against retailer Wal-Mart Inc. has taken her former boss to court for breach of contract, claiming she never saw a dime of the winnings.

Aggrieved attorney Carolyn Beasley Burton filed her suit in the San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday, alleging that “self-proclaimed champion of workers” Frederick P. Furth committed multiple violations of federal employment law inside his own office.

Burton claimed Furth had a policy of recruiting top-tier attorneys to his San Francisco...
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