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Attorney Greg Schell and his clients

Greg Schell, right, managing attorney for Florida Legal Services' Migrant Farmworker Justice Project, discusses legal strategy with his clients, left to right, Pierre Fleurio, Jean Felix Philius and Prinston Anilus, outside their rooming house in Miami's Little Haiti.

Schell defends workers who
say pay didn't add up to beans

At 68, an age when most Americans are drawing Social Security and enjoying their retirement, Jean Felix Philius would like nothing more than to be back at work picking beans all day in the scorching South Florida sun.

Instead, Philius is unemployed and hoping to recover wages he says are owed him by his former employer, a Homestead bean farm that is the largest in the state.

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