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Hausfeld Joins Hecht Partners In Class Action Lawsuit Against The Kabbalah Centre International

Related Lawyers: Melinda R. Coolidge
Related Practice Areas: Civil and Human Rights

We are pleased to announce that DC Partner Melinda Coolidge, alongside Kathryn Lee Boyd, a founding partner at Hecht Partners, and Shira Feldman, counsel at Hecht Partners, have teamed up to represent the plaintiffs in a putative class and collective action lawsuit against the Kabbalah Centre International, Incorporated, affiliated entities, and individuals.

The litigation alleges violation of employment laws through a vast network of unpaid labor under extreme conditions for the personal benefit of Karen, Michael, and Yehuda Berg, who run the Centre. Plaintiffs in the case are former employees of the Centre. They claim they were induced to join the Centre as early as 1998 and allege that the individuals who control the Centre — the Berg family — operate a cult that preys upon individuals who wish to help others.

“I am proud to be joining this important case seeking justice for the exploited workers of an organization who were made to work without pay to enrich the firm's directors," commented Melinda.

The case is Greene, et al. v. Kabbalah Centre International, Incorporated, et al., No. 1:19-cv-04304, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. If you are interested in joining this action, Plaintiffs' lawyers can be reached at kabbalah@hechtpartners.com.

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