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A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF AIRTRON WINS $655,000

Randy Freking

 A unanimous jury in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court has awarded $655,000 to a former Senior Vice President of Airtron.

Stephen Becker, the Senior Vice President of Airtron, was fired in May, 2016 and denied severance pay under his employment contract. The company claimed that Mr. Becker was terminated for cause after he poked an employee in the chest during a counseling session. Mr. Becker had discovered that the employee had committed multiple safety violations.

Mr. Becker claimed that he was fired without cause and that he was entitled to two years of pay and benefits pursuant to his employment contract. 

After three and one-half days of trial, the jury deliberated for five hours before returning a verdict. The jury concluded that Airtron violated Mr. Becker’s employment contract in bad faith.

As a result of the jury verdict, Airtron’s parent company, Direct Energy, is required to pay Mr. Becker’s attorneys fees as well.

Mr. Becker was represented by Jeffrey Silverstein and Randy Freking of Freking Myers & Reul.

For further information, please call Jeff Silverstein at 937-228-3731.

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Update on Duke Class Action Payments

Randy Freking

For those of you who made claims in Williams v. Duke, the claims process is underway. The review of these claims is a detailed process, with over 200,000 claims received.  For more information on the estimated time frame checks will be mailed visit dukeclassaction.com.

 

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Deadline TODAY to file for Duke settlement

Randy Freking

If you paid an electric bill to Duke between 2005 and 2008, the deadline to file a claim is today. Residential customers could receive payments of $40 to $400 and commercial customers could receive up to $6,000 each. “It takes less than five minutes to make a claim on the website, and customers do not need to find the notice that was mailed to them,” said Randy Freking. Follow this link to file. To find out more read this article in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Tune into WLW at 4:45 today to listen to Randy Freking talk about this case and what it means for Duke Energy electric ratepayers.

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Free Pete Company Declares Victory

Randy Freking

After 26 years of the “Free Pete” campaign, we are pleased that the Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that Pete Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. According to Mr. Rose, the Reds’ Hall of Fame has always been his first choice, and we agree. The Free Pete Company is declaring victory and will no longer need to sell “Free Pete” merchandise.  

 As with any workplace issue, even the most serious, a 26 year sentence is simply beyond any reasonable form of punishment. As Mr. Rose commented, “I’ve never murdered a soul.”  

 

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FMR Proposes Dalton Street Post Office Be Renamed

Randy Freking

Freking Myers & Reul proposes that the Dalton Street Post Office should be renamed.  If the Bengals win tomorrow night our suggestion would be “McCarron Drive Post Office”.   Who Dey!!photo 3

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