iCrowd Newswire – Sep 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 FORT LAUDERDALE. On September 24, 2020, a former Joe Taylor Restoration employee filed an Amended Complaint asserting Civil Racketeering claims against Joe Taylor, Aaron Getty and Clegg Durkin.
The Amended Complaint’s Introduction alleges: “Defendant Taylor is the founder and leader of Defendant JTR, a company that touts itself as one of the largest and well-respected mold, water and fire remediation companies in the United States. Defendant Taylor and JTR pride themselves on what they refer to as “unparalleled service” which distinguishes them from their competition. However, behind JTR’s alleged success is a culture of fear, verbal abuse, intimidation and bullying of its employees and Project Team Leaders (“PTLs”) who work days and weeks on end to serve Florida consumers who have fallen victim to natural disasters and industrial accidents. The abusive tactics used by Defendant Taylor and his henchmen serve to maintain perverse discipline which conceals a fraudulent criminal enterprise laced with mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, fraudulently skimming commissions and ignoring federal and state safety regulations to turn higher profits.”
The Amended Complaint goes on to allege: “The RICO Defendants controlled and operated the Enterprise through a variety of means, including, but not limited to, the following…the manipulation of PTLs’ commission statements by overriding accurate time entries into the ACE Payroll system which re-allocating technician labor time to JTR shop time, later known as Shared PTL time, to the PTL’s thereby fraudulently reducing commissions owed to Mays and all other PTLs … [and] intentionally deceiving insurance companies with false information to increase JTR invoices to insurance companies, for example, using e-mails and the mail to transmit incorrect price lists by zip code, mischaracterizing and arbitrarily changing class and category of water damages reported by the PTLs and mold estimators.”
The Amended Complaint further alleges: “ by charging Mays the Shared PTL Time as an expense both before the policy was announced and after it was announced, JTR, Taylor and Aaron unilaterally, arbitrarily and without Mays’ consent, were amending the Mays Commission Agreement to include an expense Mays never agreed to – so that Durkin, Aaron and Taylor could personally profit. In fact, both Durkin and Aaron received a bonus relative to company profitability and, thus, their “solution” to intentionally manipulate the payroll system benefitted them handsomely.”
The Amended Complaint further states and alleges: “The members and associates of the Enterprise banded together with the common purpose of enriching themselves at the expense of Mays and other similarly situated individuals and unsuspecting insurance companies by engaging in the acts described above, thereby illegally increasing the profitability of JTR, and ultimately enriching Taylor as well Aaron and Durkin – who both were compensated for increasing JTR profits specifically. Taylor, Aaron and Durkin, the RICO Defendants, therefore worked together to increase JTR’s profitability for their own financial gain.”
This is a Notice to Witnesses seeking information as to the allegations and claims in this case. The quotes above are directly from the allegations in the lawsuit or other court filings and there has been no determination as to such alleged claims as the date of this Notice.
If you have any information as to the allegations against Joe Taylor Restoration, Joe Taylor, Breeze Taylor or Clegg Durkin, or if you are a witness as to the reputation of Joe Taylor Restoration, Joe Taylor, Aaron Getty or Clegg Durkin, please contact us at [email protected]. All communications remain confidential.
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Keywords: Joe Taylor, Aaron Getty, Clegg Durkin, Lawsuit, Civil Racketeering, Trulife, Plaintiff NPI