How They Won It: Greenberg Defeats Deputies' Wage Claims

Law360, Miami (August 29, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Always call your best witness last. That's the lesson from Greenberg Traurig PA's jury win for a Florida sheriff's office against a class of deputies claiming $40 million in damages for unpaid meal breaks.

The turning point of the case came when the deputies' final witness, lead plaintiff Douglas Morgan, was put on the stand, according to Greenberg's Richard McCrea, who represented the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. In a three-hour cross-examination, Morgan was evasive and disputed things that he didn't really need to, McCrea said....
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