Tanja Vidovic was involved in two lawsuits against her employers. The summaries from the court cases are provided with links to further details on the court cases.
Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.
She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her after she complained about several issues. She was eventually fired.
The defenses asserted by the City are not available.
JOINT MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT,
MOTION TO DISMISS CASE WITH PREJUDICE
AND SUPPORTING MEMORANDUM OF LAW
Plaintiff, Tanja Harmon, and Defendents, Galleria Farms, LLC, Runaway Victory Corp., German Valencia, Alan Pincus, Neil Gold, and Jeffrey Steiner, (collectively, the "Parties"), notify the Court that the above styled case has been settled contingent upon approval of said settlement by the Court. The parties request that the Court approve the Parties' proposed settlement of Plaintiff's claims and enter an order approving said settlement and dismiss the instant action with prejudice. The Parties premise this motion on the following grounds.
1. Plaintiff, Tanja Harmon, filed the instant action on July 8, 2008, against Defendents Galleria Farms, LLC, Runaway Victory Corp., German Valencia, Alan Pincus, Neil Gold, and Jeffrey Steiner, for overtime and minimum wages allegedly due pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
2. The parties had a bona fide dispute under the FLSA. Defendents asserted, and continues to assert, that it had reasonsable grounds to believe it was in compliance with the FLSA at all times and acted in good faith and not in violation of the FLSA.
3. The parties engaged in settlement discussions and negotiations prior to determining an agreeable settlement to the claims asserted. As a result of the foregoing process, Plaintiff and Defendents have agreed to a resolution of all claims in this matter.
4. As a result of the Settlement Agreement, Plaintiff will receive $546.65 for her alleged unpaid wages and $546.65 for liquidated damages. In addition, her attorney will receive $5,906.70 for attorney fees and costs.
5. The parties stipulate that they had a bona fide dispute and that they are resolving the matter in order to avoid the cost and time of litigating the issues, as well as the risks associated with continued litigation. All parties have been represented by counsel throughout the litigation.
6. Based on the documentary evidence submitted by the Defendents and reviewed by the Plaintiff, Plaintiff believes that the settlement sufficiently represents full payment of any alleged minimum wage or overtime damages due to Plaintiff.
7. The Parties attest to the fairness and reasonableness of their amicable settlement, and request that the Court approve the settlement and dismiss the action with prejudice.