Partner Josh Buck Argues Before The Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit

March 13, 2019. Josh Buck argued on behalf of correctional officers against their employer, the Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”) asserting that NDOC has waived its sovereign immunity from suit, thus allowing for the correctional officers to sue for unpaid wages in court. The questions presented to the Court were: (1) Whether the State of… Read more »

Missouri Corrections Officers Win $113M Verdict In Wage Class Action

Law360 (August 16, 2018, 9:26 PM EDT) — A central Missouri jury has awarded $113.7 million to a class of 13,000 corrections officers, after the officers alleged the Missouri Department of Corrections failed to pay them for work they did before and after shifts at prisons across the Show-Me State. The verdict on Tuesday followed… Read more »

Reno Gazette Journal Reports On Nevada Department of Corrections Case

  The State of Nevada could be on the hook for $60 million for unpaid work done by correctional officers at Nevada’s prisons. The Reno Gazette Journal recently published an article that quotes founding Partner, Mark R. Thierman’s thoughts on the case. Nevada state prison guards — already under fire for budget-busting overtime payments —… Read more »

Nevada Department of Corrections

This collective and class action lawsuit was filed on May 12, 2014 on behalf of correctional officers employed at various correctional facilities throughout the state of Nevada. Plaintiffs seek to represent a class of correctional officers employed in the state of Nevada from May 12, 2008 to the present.  The complaint alleges that correctional officers… Read more »