Anne represents all kinds of employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare (both hospital-based and individual physician practices), school boards, financial services, computer software, heavy industry, and government contractors. Her recent experience includes:

  • Obtaining summary judgment on a former employee’s claim that her healthcare employer terminated her because of her race and sex
  • Litigating a former teacher’s state court breach of contract lawsuit against the school board, including claims of fraud, defamation and tortious interference
  • Working with client on WARN Act compliance when shutting down a plant
  • Negotiating early resolutions of former employees’ claims of misclassification under the wage and hour laws, thereby avoiding litigation
  • Representing clients in disability access matters, including a recent Department of Justice investigation
  • Defeating class certification in lawsuit filed against school board and former board members alleging that former teacher molested students
  • Representing home healthcare provider in lawsuit challenging exempt status of home companions under recent revision of DOL regulations
Experience
  • General Experience
    • Sarah Peterson v. University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C., Case No. CV-2:13-cv-00605-SLB (N.D. Ala. 2014)
      Obtained summary judgment in former employee’s case claiming race and retaliation under Title VII and retaliatory discharge under the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Act.

      Quinn v. Leeds City Board of Education Case No. 2013109 (Alabama State Dept. of Education 2014)
      Successfully defended school board against former teacher’s challenge of the termination of her employment under the Alabama Students First Act.

      Sheila D. Blackshear v. University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C., Case No. CV-12-J-2596-S (N.D. Ala. 2013)
      Obtained summary judgment and dismissal with prejudice in Title VII retaliation case only four days after motion submitted to court. The court found that plaintiff failed to show she engaged in protected activity and failed to establish the requisite causal connection.

      Elaine Harris v. UAB Health System, 2:11-cv-2446-VEH (N.D. Ala. 2013)

      Successfully moved to dismiss Plaintiff's Section 1981 and Equal Protection claims before filing an answer and then obtained summary judgment on all remaining claims that (1) she was paid less than her predecessor in the position because of her race and age in violation of federal law and in breach of an implied contract, (2) she should be paid significant back wages under a theory of quantum meruit, (3) she was demoted and harassed because of her race, age, and in retaliation for complaining about her wages, and (4) a reorganization of the department had a disparate impact on African American employees.

      Tidwell v. Parr and Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, 1:11-cv-02612-KOB (N.D.Ala. 2012)
      Obtained summary judgment for individual defendant and state educational institution against former student’s constitutional equal protection claims, as well as claims under the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, invasion of privacy, outrage, and assault and battery.

      Lela Warren v. University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C., 2:10-cv-03282-KOB (N.D.Ala. 2012)

      Defended UAHSF against then-current employee’s claims of race, sex, and age discrimination, as well as retaliation, for events ranging from disciplinary suspension, disparate treatment, and hostile work environment. In the 2½ years following the initial EEOC charge, Plaintiff filed five additional EEOC charges and a federal lawsuit. District court granted motion for summary judgment on all counts.

      Hazel v. Monarch Windows and Doors, LLC, et al., 2012 WL 1884757 (N.D. Ala. May 17, 2012)

      Lead attorney in applicant's claim that Monarch did not hire him because of his age. Despite the fact that 2 of the 4 decision makers had passed away by the time the case was filed and that the lead decisionmaker left the Company during discovery, obtained summary judgment.

      Kenneth Finley v. InDyne, Inc., USDC N.D.Fla., (3:10cv536/MCR/CJK)

      Defended government contractor in current employee’s EEOC charge and lawsuit claiming a racially hostile work environment and two different instances of failure to promote. Successfully mediated the case on confidential terms but that did not involve direct payments to plaintiff and did not require his resignation from employment.

      Curtis Lloyd v. Montgomery Housing Authority, Case No. 2:10-cv-1103-MEF (M.D. Ala. 2012)

      Chuck Stewart was the lead attorney, along with fellow attorneys Anne Yuengart and Summer Davis, in case involving claims of ADAAA discrimination as well as retaliation under Title VII.  Summary judgment was granted in favor of the firm's client on all claims.