Judge Slaps Obama DOL with $500K Bill for Waging Vendetta

On September 4, 2015, in Public Policy, by Jacob Hitt

In Gate Guard Services, L.P., the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) attempted to ruin a small business that dared to stand and fight. Against Gate Guard Services, L.P., the DOL violated its own investigatory standards to pursue a personal vendetta against the small employer refusing to accept an attempted extorted settlement. Rather than dropping its […]

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In Gate Guard Services, L.P., the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) attempted to ruin a small business that dared to stand and fight.

Against Gate Guard Services, L.P., the DOL violated its own investigatory standards to pursue a personal vendetta against the small employer refusing to accept an attempted extorted settlement. Rather than dropping its frivolous case, DOL intensified its unfounded harassment. DOL ramped up its exploitation by increasing the costs of litigation through baseless accusations and abusive litigation tactics in an attempt to shakedown the small business owner.

But, a federal judge finally reined in the out of control DOL.  United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones ordered DOL with paying the company’s $565,000 in attorneys’ fees and end their harassment of Gate guard Services.  Judge Jones’ decision provides a glimmering hope for victims of government misconduct and its accompanying costly litigation.

 

Decision: GATE GUARD SERVICES, L.P.; BERT STEINDORF, Plaintiffs – Appellees Cross-Appellants v. THOMAS E. PEREZ, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Defendant – Appellant Cross-Appellee

Article: Breaking: Appellate Court Hammers Labor Dept for Abusive Litigation and Bad Faith by Sidney Powell – Observer

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