Legal Support Firm Accused Of Shorting Ex-Employee On Pay

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 5:40 PM EST) -- A former account executive at U.S. Legal Support filed a potential class action in California state court Wednesday, alleging the litigation support firm misrepresented sales figures to bilk employees out of commissions, then fired him under false pretenses once he complained.

The plaintiff, Kristopher Hughes, said in the complaint that U.S. Legal paid him a 4.5 percent commission based on prices it said his clients paid for deposition transcripts but, according to invoices he reviewed, it actually billed the clients at higher rates.

“As a result,...
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