Phuong Thi Nguyen v. Wanika Chau and Wah Dao

Phuong Thi Nguyen v. Wanika Chau and Wah Dao d/b/a Ichiban Japanese Grill

County Court of Lee County, Mississippi
Cause No. CV2013-000002


On January 27, 2016, a jury in the County Court of Lee County returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff Phuong Thi Nguyen, a former employee of Ichiban Japanese Grill in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Plaintiff was awarded a total of $85,891.00 in damages.

The jury found that Ms. Nguyen was fired from her job because she reported illegal activity and that she was not paid a proper wage, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, during the time she worked at Ichiban.

Attorneys for Plaintiff were Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Waide & Associates, P.A.  Attorney for Defendants was Jonathan W. Martin of the Law Office of Jonathan W. Martin, P.A.  County Court Judge Charles R. Brett presided over the three-day trial.