Facts

Our clients were nurses who were immigrating to the United States. They had agreed to work for a nursing placement agency. The contract contained a provision stating that they would have to pay liquidated damages in the event that they discontinued work for the agency. The amount that they were to be paid was well below market value. Our clients stopped working for the agency, and the agency sued them. Our clients counterclaimed on the basis that they were underpaid, and that such underpayment violated immigration laws. The case was tried to a jury, which found that neither party was liable to the other. As a result, our clients were not liable for the liquidated damages sought.

Result

Clients were not held liable for liquidated damages

Amount Client Received

n/a