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  • Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement
    Sep-13-22 Santa Clara, CA  Converse Inc. has reached a settlement for $450,000. The California wage-and-hour class action lawsuit brought by Andres Campos claiming the largest manufacturer of athletic footwear in the U.S. didn’t pay its workers at two of their California warehouse facilities for all of the hours that they worked. Campos, a non-exempt...
  • IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M
    Sep-6-22 Santa Clara, CA IBM will pay $4.75 million to settle claims that it shortchanged about 1,500 sales representatives out of their rightful commissions, and that Big Blue had violated California Labor Code, according to a preliminary approval motion filed August 23rd in federal court.  Plaintiffs also claim the global technology company--which sells...
  • $30.5 Million Apple Settlement Approved
    Sep-1-22 San Francisco, CA An Apple Inc. class action lawsuit filed almost a decade ago has finally been approved. Back in 2013, the technology giant’s retail workers claimed they were shortchanged for time spent in mandatory security checks after their shifts, which is a violation of the California labor law . The $30.5 million settlement includes compensat...
  • Uber Misclassification Suit Finally Settles for $8.4M
    Aug-29-22 San Francisco, CA A California judge last month gave his final approval in Uber’s misclassification lawsuit. About 1,322 drivers who alleged they were misclassified as contractors will share the $8.4 million settlement. The agreement resolves years of litigation in the class action, which claimed that Uber deliberately classified drivers as contracto...
  • Costco Settles Excessive Fee ERISA Lawsuit for $5.1 Million
    Aug-29-22 Green Bay, WI  The Eastern District of Wisconsin has approved a $5.1 million settlement in Soulek v. Costco Wholesale Corporation . The settlement brings to an end another ERISA lawsuit , which alleged that plan fiduciaries failed to manage employee retirement funds prudently, as required by ERISA. Former participants and current participants w...
  • Riot Games Workers' $100M Gender Discrimination Settlement
    Aug-25-22 Los Angeles, CA A California judge has approved Riot Games' $100 million settlement following the California labor gender discrimination case brought before the League of Legends firm. About 1,000 women who worked for Riot are expected to receive payouts after putting up with a “men-first” environment for years. The settlement was appr...
  • Poultry Processers to Pay $85m for Alleged Wage-Fixing
    Aug-23-22 Santa Clara, CA Three poultry processors and a consulting firm have agreed to pay $85 million to plant workers who were affected by an alleged wage-fixing scheme, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced. Cargill, Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms (now Wayne-Sanderson Farms) were accused by the DOJ of suppressing worker pay at the plants and using decepti...
  • Attorney Discusses Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuits
    Aug-12-22 Garden City, NY “Attorneys have been lobbying many years for the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and now we see an opportunity for justice, an opportunity for victims to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit,” says attorney Gary Falkowitz. “Our government knew about Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water for three decades but failed to do anything abo...
  • MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal”
    Aug-11-22 San Francisco, CA Minor league ballplayers asked a California federal judge last month to approve a $185 million settlement they reached with Major League Baseball over alleged "starvation" wages in a case that languished through the courts for eight years. The California labor minimum wage and overtime lawsuit was settled a month before it was...
  • Nurse Files Same California Labor Class Action – Twice
    Jul-31-22 Riverside, CA The California Supreme Court has given the green light to a nurse who brought a second class action lawsuit, alleging the same California wage and hour violations, but against two entities not directly connected. The First Lawsuit Lynn Grande was employed at Eisenhower Medical Center, which was arranged by a staffing agency called Fle...
  • Camp LeJeune Water Contamination Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Anyone who drank and bathed in contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina between 1953 to 1987 and suffered injuries or death from exposure to toxic chemicals in the water can now bring a claim within two years from when the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 becomes effective. Once the Camp Lejeune Just...
  • Google Resolves Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Jul-12-22 San Francisco, CA A pay equity California labor class action lawsuit filed in 2017 accusingCalifornia Google of underpaying women has been resolved: the tech giant will settle for $118 million, which involves over 15,000 women employed in California. The Ellis v. Google LLC complaint was initially filed by three female and former employees (a fourth...
  • Water Contamination Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Alarmingly, water contamination is increasing, causing harm to thousands and thousands of people and the environment. Environmental laws are in place to protect us and environmental law policy prohibits the dumping of toxic waste or other hazardous materials in our lakes, rivers, streams, and public land. But new chemicals used in fracking by natura...
  • Minor League Baseball players and MLB Settle “Starvation” Wages Lawsuit
    Jun-1-22 San Francisco, CA Minor league baseball players won’t have their day in court involving a minimum wage complaint that was filed eight years ago. The California labor trial was slated for June 1 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The players reached a preliminary settlement with the commissioner’s office in a lawsuit filed back in 201...
  • ERISA Lawsuit Alleges that ESOP Fiduciaries Cheated Participants
    May-31-22 Chicago, IL Participants in the West Monroe Partners Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) filed a class action ERISA lawsuit  claiming that the ESOP’s fiduciaries and the Trustee shortchanged them of the value of the company’s stock when West Monroe sold half the company to an outside investor. At its most elemental, the scheme described i...
  • Matco Tools Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit for $15.8 Million
    May-31-22 San Francisco, CA On April 29, the Northern District of California granted final approval to a $15.8 million settlement in a class action California labor lawsuit  brought by 273 franchisees who claimed that Matco Tools classified them as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime, reimbursing expenses and providing accurate wage statements. Th...
  • Kickback Scheme Spawns Humira Whistleblower Lawsuit and Investor Backlash
    May-30-22 Wilmington, DE  On May 17, an investor sued AbbVie, alleging that the manufacturer of Humira defrauded investors by permitting the company to engage in an illegal “kickback scheme” that caused the value of the stock to plummet. The shareholder derivative lawsuit arises from a number of whistleblower lawsuits , including one filed in Calif...
  • Qui Tam Whistleblower - Government Fraud - Qui Tam Lawsuit
    Qui tam is a law passed by Congress that allows a private individual with knowledge of fraud committed against the federal government to act as a government whistleblower and bring about a qui tam lawsuit on behalf of the US. Any situation where a company or individual has defrauded the government comes under the False Claims Act, including Medicare...
  • Flowers Foods and its Drivers Settle for a Lotta Dough
    May-19-22 Portland, ME Flowers Foods has been given the green light by a U.S. District judge to settle a unpaid wages class action lawsuit with its current and former distributors in Maine to the tune of $23 million. No wonder the cost of bread has risen. It can’t be blamed solely on supply shortages. The settlements stems from a lawsuit filed in 2015 tha...
  • Activision Blizzard To Settle for $18 million in Discrimination Lawsuit
    Apr-30-22 Santa Monica, CA Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a workplace discrimination lawsuit  filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Workers employed by the video game giant after September 2016 and believe that they experienced harassment, discrimination or retaliation will be eligible to apply for a share of...
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