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Apr 9, 2017
Tim Newsom spoke at the 30th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. The title of Mr. Newsom's presentation was "Preparing the Cast for Center Stage in the Trial Theater".  The presentation discussed preparing witnesses to testify both by deposition and at trial.  The presentation included a critique of testimony given in real lawsuits, including testimony by a rapper, pop artist, Playboy model, and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marines.
Apr 4, 2017

Young & Newsom, P.C. shareholder Jeremi K. Young was honored to serve as moderator and speaker at the 2017 National Employment Lawyers Association conference entitled Litigating Wage & Hour Cases: Challenges and Opportunities, held in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Along with co-presenters Jessica Bressler and Raymond Wendell, Young spoke on Representing Workers in Motor Carrier Act Cases. The Motor Carrier Act exempts certain employees from being eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

This panel discussed (1) the basic structure of the Motor Carrier Act and the Technical Corrections Act and recent decisions concerning which party has the burden of proof at trial; (2) what courts are saying in mixed fleet cases; (3) the interplay between potentially conflicting Department of Transportation and Department of Labor regulations; (4) strategies to counter the MCA exemption; and (5) discovery strategies and sources of proof for MCA cases going to trial, and much more.

 

Dec 3, 2016

The Amarillo adult entertainment club known as The Jungle has paid $35,000 ($21,000 in unpaid wages and other damages and $14,000 in legal fees) to three of its former dancers. The dancers claimed that the club illegally classified them as independent contractors. Dancers were required to work for tips alone and were not paid federally required minimum and overtime wages.

The dancers were represented by the Amarillo law firm Young & Newsom, PC. According to shareholder Jeremi Young, "these clubs are notorious for taking advantage of employees by failing to pay minimum wage and instead forcing their employees to work for only tips, which violates federal law." "Dancers, disk jockeys, bouncers, and other workers at these clubs are employees, not contract labor and are entitled be paid at least $7.25 for ever hour worked, plus overtime, regardless of what tips they may receive," said Young.

The Jungle denied liability.

Sep 23, 2016

On September 14, 2016, Young & Newsom, PC attorneys Jeremi Young and Collin Wynne won a jury verdict in favor of their clients who worked for oilfield service company Crest Pumping Technologies, a subsidiary of Nine Energy Services.

The employees, Scot Carley and Brandon Brown, worked for Crest as Cementers in west Texas. Crest paid their cementers a salary and certain bonuses, but failed to pay them overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 each week. Crest asserted numerous exemptions in its attempts to justify why it failed to follow federal overtime laws. A federal jury unanimously rejected each of Crest's defenses, found that Carley and Brown were unlawfully denied overtime pay, and determined that each of them worked 80 hours per week (40 overtime hours), on average, during each week they were employeed. The federal judge who presided over the case will determine how much in unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, and attorneys' fees Crest will be required to pay.

Oil and gas service providers commonly violate federal overtime laws in numerous ways. Click here for an explanation of some of the more common violations. 

Sep 11, 2016
Jeremi Young and Tim Newsom have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers for 2016 by Texas Monthly Law & Politics Magazine
Aug 16, 2016
Restaurant violated Federal law by deducting excessive credit card processing fees from employee tips.
Jul 6, 2016
An article entitled "The American Jury" co-authored by Tim Newsom is featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Voir Dire, the flagship publication of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Jul 1, 2016
The July 2016 issue of Verdict Search, an affiliate of Texas Lawyer magazine, recognized Tim Newsom for obtaining a top defense verdict in 2015.
Jun 19, 2016
Tim Newsom participated in a Masters in Trial ("MIT") presentation in Fort Worth, Texas on June 15, 2016.  The MIT is a trial demonstration from opening statement to juror deliberations.  The MIT was sponsored by TEX-ABOTA, the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The primary mission of TEX-ABOTA and the American Board of Trial Advocates is the preservation of the 7th Amendment right to trial by jury in a civil case.
Jun 12, 2016

 Tim Newsom spoke on "The American Jury" at a legal seminar in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 11, 2016. 

 

Jun 12, 2016
Amarillo native Collin Wynne has joined Young & Newsom, P.C. (formerly The Young Law Firm, P.C.) as a associate attorney.
May 2, 2016
Attorneys Tim Newsom and Jeremi Young have joined to form Young & Newsom, P.C. With more than 40 years combined experience, the firm will continue a tradition of providing clients with innovative, results-driven legal representation in business and employment law, construction law, estate and probate law, and personal injury trial law.