Firm Wins Motion to Add Punitive Damages in Wal-Mart Sexual Assault Case

Pollard PLLC has won a major victory in its workplace sexual assault case against Wal-Mart. The Firm is representing the victim, a former Wal-Mart employee, who was repeatedly sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by her boss over a period of several months. The perpetrator, the victim’s direct supervisor, had previously been fired by Wal-Mart after allegations of sexual assault and harassment and other misconduct. When initially fired, Wal-Mart listed the reason for his termination as “gross misconduct” and wrote that the perpetrator was not eligible for rehire. But the perpetrator had friends in high places, including an uncle who worked…

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Pollard PLLC Defeats Motion to Dismiss $25 Million Trade Secret Case

On July 30th, a Tampa federal court denied motions to dismiss a $25 million theft of trade secrets case filed by the Firm on behalf of a small printing company against Tervis Tumblers. Tervis is nationally known for manufacturing insulated double-walled cups known as tumblers. For several years, Trinity Graphic, a family-owned printing company based in Sarasota, Florida, printed graphic inserts for Tervis. The case alleges that Tervis conspired with another printing company, Southern Graphics, to steal Trinity's printing-related trade secrets. After the plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint in April, Tervis and Southern immediately moved for dismissal. Tervis argued that…

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Pollard PLLC Sponsors Legal Aid Bridge to Justice Breakfast

Pollard PLLC served as a major sponsor of Legal Aid's 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast. Other top level sponsors included Goya, Florida Power & Light, Buchanan Ingersol, and Valley National Bank. The event was held at the Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In attendance were past and present Florida Bar presidents, a former Florida Attorney General, numerous judges, hundreds of attorneys and many community leaders. The keynote speaker was Susan Eisenhower. Susan Eisenhower is CEO and Chairman of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., Chairman Emeritus of The Eisenhower Institute, author, lecturer and international security expert. She is also the…

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Pollard PLLC Hiring Communications Specialist

We just posted a job opening for a Communications Specialist. This person will be responsible for writing, creating and cultivating a wide range of content related to our Firm, our cases and the areas of law in which we practice. A JD is strongly preferred. The full job description is available on Indeed at the link below. If interested, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the job posting. Please note: The selected candidate will be attached to either our Fort Lauderdale, FL office or to our Gettysburg, PA office, which will be home to our national appellate practice.…

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Pollard PLLC Hiring First Amendment Fellow

Statement by Jonathan Pollard regarding the Firm's new Fellowship: I am a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. First, I believe that the answer to bad or harmful speech is almost always more speech. Second, as pertains to law and the justice system, I believe that the public has a right to know. This second point merits further explanation: I believe that our justice system is riddled with problems. There are corrupt actors in every capacity (lawyers, litigants, judges). There are many lawyers who have made entire careers out of lying, cheating, and violating the applicable rules and faced no…

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Pollard PLLC Wins Another Appeal of a Non-Compete Preliminary Injunction

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Pollard PLLC has won another appeal of a preliminary injunction in a non-compete matter. According to Pollard, "It's another David vs. Goliath case. Another $1 billion company that thinks it can push around the little guy. We'll see about that." The plaintiff Hometeam Pest Defense is a pest control company and a wholly owned subsidiary of the pest control industry giant Rollins. The defendant Mr. Salazar worked for Hometeam from approximately 2009 until 2014, when he left to form his own company.  Salazar never solicited any Hometeam's active clients. Instead, he relied on general advertising and…

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Pollard Releases Non-Compete Abuse Watch List for 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida --- Competition lawyer Jonathan Pollard is continuing his long-running fight against non-compete abuse by major corporations. And he's winning. Pollard and his firm, Pollard PLLC, have an extensive track record of fighting cases across multiple industries. The firm represents employees ranging from factory workers who make $10 an hour to C-level executives of publicly traded companies. According to Pollard, "There was an era between roughly 1995 and 2012 when Florida courts were aggressively pro non-compete. In my opinion, they rubber-stamped preliminary injunctions. But there's been a small shift over the past five years. Florida is still a…

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Firm Files Suit Over Low Wage, Security Guard Non-Compete

Continuing its fight against companies abusing non-compete agreements, Pollard PLLC has filed suit against Critical Intervention Services, Inc. ("CIS).  CIS is a private security company based in Largo, Florida.  CIS provides protection and investigative services to businesses, governments and individuals. Like many others who work at CIS, Michael Kenny is a military veteran. Kenny worked at CIS for a total of thirteen (13) days.  The first seven days were spent in mandatory, state-required courses. One day was spent in orientation. Two days were spent on in-house training.  And three days were spent working actual shifts. Putting aside mandatory, state-required training…

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Pollard PLLC Defeats FEDNAT Insurance Bid for Non-Compete Injunction

Pollard PLLC has defeated another request for a preliminary injunction, this time in a dispute between Federated National Holding Company and its former CFO, Peter Prygelski.  Federated is a publicly traded insurance company (FNHC) with a focus on Florida admitted homeowners' policies.  In March, after learning that Prygelski was working for another company in the insurance industry, Federated filed suit. Federated argued that Prygelski's continued employment in the industry violated various non-compete restrictions and threatened irreparable harm.  Shortly after launching the suit, Federated moved for an "emergency" temporary injunction. The firm countered, arguing that Prygelski's new role as CFO of…

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Pollard PLLC Launches Major Arbitration by Ex-CFO Against Federated National

Pollard PLLC has launched another major arbitration in the fight for fair competition. This is just the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute between Federated National Holding Company, a publicly traded Florida homeowners insurance company, and its former Chief Financial Officer, Peter Prygelski. Federated specializes in Florida admitted homeowners’ insurance policies and underwrote approximately $600,000,000 in gross premiums in 2016. Prygelski worked for Federated from 2007 until 2016. In January of this year, after separating from Federated, Prygelski went to work for another company, which is primarily a wholesaler and service provider to other insurers. When Federated learned that Mr.…

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