Atty Sanctioned Over Witness Deposition In Fla. FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday ordered sanctions against an attorney for the plaintiff in a Fair Labor Standards Act complaint against a Florida construction company, saying he had improperly instructed his client not to answer relevant deposition questions.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres ruled that attorney Joseph Perea improperly instructed Ricardo Santilla Hernandez — who filed the lawsuit against Quality Construction Performance Inc. for allegedly failing to pay overtime compensation — not to answer questions concerning two separate pending lawsuits Santilla had filed with...
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