Martin & Jones Says Ex-Atty Can't Rejoin Smithfield Wage Row

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 1:52 PM EST) -- Martin & Jones PLLC urged a North Carolina federal judge Wednesday to reject a former associate’s bid to be appointed co-lead counsel in a class and collective action brought by Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. workers over allegedly unpaid hours, arguing there's no basis for supplanting the firm’s role as class counsel.

The firm says that after former fourth-year associate Gilda A. Hernandez tendered her resignation from Martin & Jones in late January and formed her own firm, she convinced the two named plaintiffs in the Smithfield...
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