Urban Outfitters Lawsuit

In November of 2020, a small group of current and retired employees representing plaintiff David Berry, filed an extensive class action lawsuit against defendant Urban Outfitters, Free People and other retail outlets in California on behalf of themselves as well as the hundreds of people who have been hourly workers at these stores for over 20 years. The case is known as Berry v. Urban Outfitters/Free People Stores, Inc.

The lawsuit seeks to have Urban Outfitters/Free People’s liability insurance cover the cost of damages caused to Berry’s and other plaintiffs’ cases, the costs of the attorney fees incurred and legal expenses paid by the plaintiff.

The suit also seeks to hold Urban Outfitters/Free People responsible for the injury that Berry suffered in the workplace and its effect on his ability to work. Other plaintiffs are seeking damages for pain and suffering caused by injuries sustained in the workplace, physical pain and suffering caused by the stress and strain of being repeatedly subjected to harsh treatment by their supervisors and coworkers.

If the legal fees incurred by the plaintiffs are not recovered, the suit will be dismissed. But the plaintiffs may be able to recover attorneys fees if they are successful in their case.

The lawsuit is based on the fact that the defendants were aware of the risks to the plaintiffs’ health and safety while at work, but failed to take any steps to ensure that their workers’ health and safety were properly protected.

They also failed to make provision for employees’ medical insurance and did not provide training to their employees regarding their right to file claims. Finally, they failed to provide compensation to the injured employees for mental anguish and emotional distress they have endured since the accident. Some of the most prominent examples of injuries sustained at work include whiplash, back injuries and neck and back pain, whiplash due to improper lifting of heavy objects, head injury due to falling objects, brain injury due to falling objects, ear injuries due to falling objects, and shins, legs and wrists injuries due to improperly lifting heavy objects.

The lawsuit was filed by Berry against Urban Outfitters/Free People Stores Inc. and its parent company, Bob Evans Corp. of America, the largest employer of janitors in the United States.

It also includes other defendants like Bob Evans Corp. Store, Inc., Bob Evans Corporation, Bob Evans Franchise Corp. and the owner of Free People Store.

The suit names the defendants and seeks compensatory damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of earnings, punitive damages, medical payments and attorney fees, and other costs. related attorney fees and other costs.

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs are Michael C. D’Angelo, Thomas F. Degani, Robert C. Rago, Michael J. Berenbaum and James B. Moseley.

Attorneys are paid a contingency fee and are paid no fees unless and until they win the case. For questions or comments regarding the case contact plaintiffs’ attorney D’Angelo at (949) 566-6000.

In early April 2020, the plaintiff’s attorney announced that Urban Outfitters had filed a counterclaim for negligence and that the case would be tried in the U.S. District Court of Atlanta.

The suit was filed to defend the company from claims that it violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 by failing to train its employees and failing to have policies and procedures in place that provided protection to them when working in the area of personal protective equipment.

On July 4th, 2020, Urban Outfitters filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of Florida against the plaintiff’s attorney for libel, slander and libel.

the suit names Mr. D’Angelo, as well as the plaintiff’s attorney, for “publicity, false advertising, malicious prosecution, fraud and false imprisonment.” The suit also names Mr. Rago as an employee of Urban Outfitters, who worked as an accountant. He is listed as an employee of Bob Evans Franchise Corporation in an additional lawsuit involving another Bob Evans franchise.

“I am confident that we will prevail in court,” said Berry. “We expect a fair and complete trial which will result in the dismissal of this frivolous suit filed by Urban Outfitters against an innocent and law-abiding employee,” he said.

Berry said he and his lawyer expect the jury will find Urban Outfitters liable for failing to provide adequate and proper safety regulations and for failing to properly train its employees about the dangers of lifting objects.

The suit also seeks an award of compensation for mental anguish, pain and suffering, financial damages and punitive damages.

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