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Austin Kaplan Weighs in on St. Edward’s University Censure

As the attorney representing Katie Peterson, Austin Kaplan was quoted in a recent Statesman article about St. Edward’s University’s addition to the American Association of University Professors Censure List.

“Austin-based attorney Austin Kaplan, who is representing Peterson, said the lawsuit against the university is a ‘result of the culture at (St. Edward’s) to unfortunately sweep the issues of harassment and retaliation under the rug.’”

Read the entire article at Statesman.

Austin Kaplan Quoted on DHS Contractor Firing

Austin Kaplan was recently quoted in an article about Wondercheck v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. on Law 360.

“Austin Harris Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm PLLC, who represents Wondercheck, told Law360 the type of fraud alleged here is ‘unfortunately a fact pattern we see across Texas over and over again.’ He attacked Maxim’s stated reason for firing his client — waiting too long to report the fraud — as absurd. ‘Of course there’s no such policy because reporting the fraud at any point in time is better than not reporting it at all,’ he said. ‘So no one would have such a policy like that… because that would further dissuade people from reporting. In fact, if they had such a policy it might violate [the law].’”

Read the entire piece on Law 360.

Wondercheck v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Press Release & Petition

June 21, 2019 AUSTIN, TEXAS — Kaplan Law Firm, LLC recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging federal contractor Maxim Healthcare Service retaliated against its employee for reporting fraud at an immigrant detention facility.

The Plaintiff, whistleblower Laura Wondercheck, is represented by Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm. (more…)

Cureton v. Signature Healthcare Services, LLC & Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, LLC Press Release

June 4, 2019 AUSTIN, TEXAS — Kaplan Law Firm, LLC filed a wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit on May 23, 2019 against Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, LLC (GBHI) and Signature Healthcare Services, LLC. 

The plaintiff, Joy Cureton, alleges GBHI fired her after she reported safety concerns to the Joint Commission and to her supervisors. Cureton is represented by Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm. (more…)

Peterson v. St. Edwards on KVUE

“In the Me Too era, every institution, every employer, obviously universities have to take reports of sexual harassment extraordinary seriously” — Austin Kaplan

Coverage on KVUE

Peterson v. St. Edwards Press Release & Petition

June 18, 2019 AUSTIN, TEXAS — Kaplan Law Firm, LLC recently filed a sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation lawsuit against St. Edward’s University.

The plaintiff, Dr. Katie Peterson, alleges a Dean at St. Edward’s sexually harassed her and that St. Edward’s failed to take appropriate action against him.  Instead, the University fired her for reporting the harassment.  

Peterson is represented by Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm.

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