Lichter Law Firm’s attorneys are routinely contacted by the news media to comment on legal issues and trends. To coordinate interviews or request information, journalists should contact Roar Media, the firm’s public relations agency of record, at (305) 403-2080, Ext. 108 or Ext. 112, or at Jolie@roarmedia.com .

Following is a sampling of some of the firm’s recent news releases and media coverage.

  • 12 Arbitration Tips to Reduce Stress, Increase Opportunities October 7, 2014

    Arbitration is not only an effective way of resolving a dispute, it also has several advantages over the courtroom. An arbitration hearing creates less stress and can present more opportunity. It can even be fun—if you’ve done your homework to avoid common pitfalls.
  • How to Get What You Want in Mediations: Prepare Yourself Procedurally, Substantively and Psychologically March 1, 2013

    Preparing for mediations requires much more than evaluating legal and procedural issues. It’s critical for attorneys to balance the four hats they wear: advisors, advocates for justice, negotiators, and evaluators of proposed settlements.
  • More plaintiffs added to Darden Restaurants lawsuit over wages November 19, 2012

    A lawsuit alleging Darden Restaurants, Inc violated U.S. labor laws by underpaying servers at its Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains and other eateries has been expanded to include dozens of new plaintiffs, a lawyer said on Friday.
  • Darden lawsuit expands to 50 plaintiffs November 1, 2012

    A federal lawsuit alleging Orlando-based Darden Restaurants underpaid servers has been expanded from two plaintiffs to 50.
  • Nasty customers and heartless managers September 18, 2012

    Kim Stahler was a waitress at a Red Lobster through most of the 1990s. She was so angry when she quit, she started a popular website called the Stained Apron, where restaurant servers of every stripe could air their seemingly endless frustrations about their jobs in often colorful ways.
  • Feelin’ the pinch September 17, 2012

    Restaurant workers claiming pay abuses at Dardenowned restaurants like Red Lobster are hoping to collect millions in back pay and penalties, in line with similar suits in the industry. Restaurant owners, you’ve been served.
  • Darden Restaurants hit with lawsuit over wages September 7, 2012

    Darden Restaurants Inc, best known for its Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains, was hit with a lawsuit in federal court in Miami on Thursday accusing one of the largest U.S. restaurant operators of violating federal labor laws by underpaying workers at its popular eateries across the country.
  • Big restaurant chains accused of cheating servers September 6, 2012

    A federal lawsuit, filed in Miami, says three major restaurant chains regularly violate labor laws, short-changing servers.
  • Olive Garden, LongHorn servers sue restaurants’ parent company, claim they were underpaid September 6, 2012

    Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers.
  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company September 6, 2012

    Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers.
  • Higer Lichter & Givner files proposed collective action against Darden Restaurants September 6, 2012

    Miami-based law firm Higer Lichter & Givner is one of three firms that filed a proposed collective action overtime lawsuit Wednesday against all restaurant chains owned by Darden Restaurants, including The Capital Grille, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Red Lobster.
  • Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit February 28, 2012

    It’s been nearly 50 years since landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that among other things prohibited discrimination in employment based on race or national origin. But that doesn’t mean blacks and other minorities don’t still face discriminatory practices on the job.
  • Darden Discrimination Suit Filed By Restaurant Opportunities Center United February 8, 2012

    Last week, Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), an advocacy group dedicated to equality for restaurant workers, filed a federal employee discrimination suit against Darden Restaurants…