Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2017

Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 Labor & Employment settlements obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$21,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alejandro P. Gutierrez of Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers Chrisman & Gutierrez ; Michael A. Strauss, Daniel J. Palay, Brian D. Hefelfinger of Strauss & Strauss, APC
Case:Martino v. Ecolab Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
2
Amount:$12,732,500.00
Attorneys:John J. Glugoski, Michael C. Righetti of Righetti Glugoski, PC; Charles A. Jones, Kelly J. McInerney of Jones Law Firm
Case:In re Wells Fargo
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
3
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Marisa L. Kautz, Brian J. Mankin of Fernandez & Lauby LLP; Kirk D. Hanson of Law Offices of Kirk D. Hanson
Case:Garcia v. Macy's West Stores Inc.
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
4
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter R. Dion-Kindem of The Dion-Kindem Law Firm; Lonnie C. Blanchard of Blanchard Law Group, APC; Jeffrey D. Holmes of Holmes Law Group
Case:Lagos v. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Type:Class Action, Retaliation, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
5 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. Dente of Dente Law, P.C.; Diane E. Richard of Richard Law, P.C.; London D. Meservy of Meservy Law, P.C.; Brian J. Robbins, George C. Aguilar of Robbins Arroyo LLP
Case:Wert v. U.S. Bankcorp
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
5 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ira Spiro of Spiro Law Corp.; Michael D. Singer, J. Jason Hill of Cohelan Khoury & Singer; Jeffrey D. Holmes of Holmes Law Group
Case:Syed v. M-I, LLC, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
6
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Xinying Valerian, Michael D. Palmer of Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP; Dayna L. Chmelka of Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP
Case:Tymuoi Ha, et al. v. Google Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
7
Amount:$4,835,500.00
Attorneys:Robin G. Workman, Daniel H. Qualls of Workman Law Firm, PC; Walter L. Haines of United Employees Law Group, PC
Case:McCormack v. WinCo Holdings Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
8
Amount:$4,450,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Rubin, Barbara J. Chisholm, P. Casey Pitts, Matthew J. Murray, Kristin M. García of Altshuler Berzon LLP; Miriam R. Nemeth, Abigail E. Shafroth, Joseph M. Sellers of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case:Ochoa v. McDonald's Corp.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
9
Amount:$4,035,600.00
Attorneys:Nicholas A. Carlin, R. Scott "Randy" Erlewine of Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin LLP; Kirk D. Hanson of Law Offices of Kirk D. Hanson
Case:Dale, et al. v. Lithia Motors, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
10
Amount:$3,975,000.00
Attorneys:James R. Hawkins, Christina M. Lucio of James Hawkins APLC; Matthew J. Matern, Dalia Khalili, Tagore Subramaniam of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Smith v. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
11
Amount:$3,775,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond P. Boucher, Shehnaz M. Bhujwala, Neil M. Larsen, Brandon Brouillette of Boucher LLP; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Moppin v. Los Robles Medical Center
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment
12
Amount:$3,650,000.00
Attorneys:Gay C. Grunfeld, Jenny S. Yelin of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP; Jennifer L. Liu of The Liu Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Quinby v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
13 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:R. Duane Westrup, Cat N. Bulaon of Westrup & Associates; Michael L. Carver, Michelle M. Lunde of Labor Law Office; James R. Hawkins, Gregory E. Mauro of James Hawkins APLC; Jonathan Che Gettleman of Law Office Of Jonathan Che Gettleman
Case:Pina v. Con-way Freight Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment
13 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Roy K. Suh, Dalia Khalili of Matern Law Group P.C.; Neal J. Fialkow, James S. Cahill, Haik Hacopian of Law Offices Neal J. Fialkow; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Rico v. Cardinal Health 200 Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
13 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth H. Yoon, Stephanie E. Yasuda of Law Office of Kenneth H. Yoon; Shunt Tatavos-Gharajeh, Douglas Han, Marshall Lurtz of Justice Law Corporation
Case:Hoffman v. Blattner Energy, Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
14
Amount:$3,450,000.00
Attorneys:John T. Mullan, Chaya M. Mandelbaum, Michelle G. Lee, Erin M. Pulaski of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP; Jay T. Jambeck, Mandy G. Leigh of Leigh Law Group
Case:Woodruff v. Broadspectrum Downstream Services Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
15
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Ronald H. Bae, Olivia D. Scharrer of Aequitas Legal Group
Case:Scott-George v. PVH Corporation
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
16
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Aaron C. Gundzik, Rebecca G. Gundzik of Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton LLP; Marshall A. Caskey, Daniel M. Holzman of Caskey & Holzman
Case:Bromberg v. Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Conversion, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
17
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Scott E. Cole, Jeremy A. Graham, Stephen N. Ilg of Scott Cole & Associates, APC
Case:Whitten v. Tilly's Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Marcus J. Bradley, Kiley L. Grombacher of Bradley Grombacher; Stanley D. Saltzman, Stephen P. O’Dell of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP; Zorik Mooradian of Law Offices Of Zorik Mooradian
Case:Perez v. Valleycrest Landscape Maintenance Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Farzad Rastegar of Rastegar Law Group, APC; John J. Glugoski of Righetti Glugoski, PC
Case:Adams v. Marketstar
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Brian D. Chase, Jerusalem F. Beligan of Bisnar Chase; Daniel F. Gaines, Evan S. Gaines, Alex P. Katofsky of Gaines & Gaines APLC
Case:Nehrlich v. RPM Mortgage Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth H. Yoon, Stephanie E. Yasuda, Brian G. Lee of Law Office of Kenneth H. Yoon
Case:Gutierrez v. Ace Cash Express, Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Allen W. Graves, Jacqueline S. Treu of The Graves Firm
Case:Barajas v. Marlu Restaurant Group, Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
19
Amount:$2,375,000.00
Attorneys:John T. Mullan, Michelle G. Lee of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP; James M. Finberg, Eve H. Cervantez, Connie K. Chan of Altshuler Berzon LLP
Case:Spicher v. Aidells Sausage Company
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
20
Amount:$2,370,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Park, Shunt Tatavos-Gharajeh, Douglas Han of Justice Law Corporation; Arby Aiwazian, Edwin Aiwazian, Joanna Ghosh of Lawyers for Justice PC
Case:Lankford v. Roseburg Forest Products Co.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
21
Amount:$2,362,100.00
Attorneys:Samantha A. Smith of The Cooper Law Firm PC; Morris Nazarian of Law Offices of Morris Nazarian; Roger R. Carter of The Carter Law Firm; Marc H. Phelps of The Phelps Law Group
Case:Dunigan v. Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
22
Amount:$2,350,000.00
Attorneys:Arby Aiwazian, Edwin Aiwazian, Joanna Ghosh of Lawyers for Justice PC
Case:Amaya v. Consolidated Container Co. LP
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
23
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Abraham P. Mathew, Jacob K. George, Sang J. Park of Mathew & George; Christian J. Petronelli, Dean S. Ho of Petronelli & Ho, LLP
Case:Tarver v. Integrated Airline Services Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
24
Amount:$2,180,000.00
Attorneys:Raul Perez, Melissa Grant, Arnab Banerjee of Capstone Law APC; Matthew J. Matern, Launa N. Adolph of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Shiferaw v. Sunrise Senior Living Management Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
25
Amount:$2,179,532.00
Attorneys:Stanley D. Saltzman, Stephen P. O’Dell, Louis M. Marlin, Adrian R. Bacon of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP; Santos Gomez, Maria E. Vizzusi of Law Offices of Santos Gomez
Case:Torres v. United Staffing Associates L.L.C.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
26
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Raul Perez, Melissa Grant, Suzy E. Lee, Jennifer R. Bagosy, Arnab Banerjee, Daniela Saspe, Andrew J. Sokolowski of Capstone Law APC
Case:Trager v. bebe Stores Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
27 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:William B. Sullivan, Eric K. Yaeckel, Clint S. Engleson of Sullivan Law Group APC
Case:Naomi Tapia v. Zale Delaware Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Labor & Employment
27 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Aparajit Bhowmik, Norman B. Blumenthal, Kyle R. Nordrehaug, R. Piya Mukherjee of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik
Case:Nelson v. Avon Products Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
28
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:Jay A. Christofferson of Wanger Jones Helsley PC; Liane Katzenstein Ly, Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley APC; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Miranda v. Coach Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
29
Amount:$1,734,320.00
Attorneys:Thomas A. Woodley, William W. Li, Diana J. Nobile, Michael R. Willats of Woodley & McGillivary LLP; Lester G. Ostrov of Lester G. Ostrov Law Office
Case:Anderson v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Class Action, Labor & Employment
30
Amount:$1,675,000.00
Attorneys:Eric A. Grover, Robert W. Spencer of Keller Grover LLP; Ghazal Amy Vahdat of Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC; Michael Nourmand, James A. De Sario of The Nourmand Law Firm APC
Case:Crowley v. Central Transport L.L.C.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
31
Amount:$1,633,982.00
Attorneys:Sandeep J. Shah, Samir I. Sheth of Shah Sheth LLP; Gregory P. Wong of Adept Employment Law APC
Case:Williams v. Western Express Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
32
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Edward J. Wynne, J.E.B. Pickett of Wynne Law Firm; Brett S. Markson, Timothy A. Pico of Markson Pico LLP
Case:Lee v. Activision Blizzard Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
33
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Gregg A. Farley of The Farley Law Firm ; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Mejia v. DHL Express (USA) Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. Da Vega, Matthew Fisher, Ted Mechtenberg of Davega | Fisher | Mechtenberg LLP; Ryan L. Thompson of Watts Guerra LLP; Mark Potashnick of Weinhaus & Potashnick; Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley APC
Case:Gibbins v. Hishmeh Enterprises Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Kim, Melanie D. Massey of Michael H. Kim PC; Ronald W. Makarem, Jean-Paul Le Clercq, Ivan Moe of Makarem & Associates APLC
Case:Funez v. GMG Janitorial Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
35
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas A. Carlin, Brian S. Conlon of Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin LLP
Case:Smith, et al. v. Digirad Corp., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,150,000.00
Attorneys:Sepideh Ardestani, Daniel F. Gaines, Evan S. Gaines, Kenneth S. Gaines, Alex P. Katofsky of Gaines & Gaines APLC; David Spivak of The Spivak Law Firm; Michael L. Tracy of Law Offices of Michael L. Tracy; Walter L. Haines of United Employees Law Group, PC
Case:Dabney v. Panera LLC
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,150,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin T. Barnes, Gregg Lander of Law Office of Kevin J. Barnes, LLC
Case:Siebel v. WWF Operating Co.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
37
Amount:$1,128,794.00
Attorneys:Gregory N. Karasik of Karasik Law Firm; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Pineda v. Flying Food Group LLC
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
38
Amount:$1,075,000.00
Attorneys:Alejandro P. Gutierrez of Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers Chrisman & Gutierrez ; Michael A. Strauss, Andrew C. Ellison of Strauss & Strauss, APC
Case:Savannah v. Sodexo Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
39
Amount:$1,060,000.00
Attorneys:Alan Harris, Priya Mohan of Harris & Ruble; David S. Harris of North Bay Law Group
Case:Castillo v. ADT LLC
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,050,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent C. Granberry, Joseph Lavi, Leonard H. Sansanowicz of Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Arteaga v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,050,000.00
Attorneys:V. Andre Sherman of Girardi | Keese; Arby Aiwazian, Edwin Aiwazian, Joanna Ghosh of Lawyers for Justice PC
Case:Stallings-Steinbrugger v. Mountain West Financial Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
41 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Turner, Jennifer S. Grock of McLeod & Witham LLP; Brian F. Van Vleck of Van Vleck & Zaller LLP
Case:Pereira v. Anderson LA Inc.
Type:Class Action, Labor & Employment
41 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Shadie L. Berenji, Andrew J. Malatesta, Tsolik Kazandjian, Christopher J. Archibald, Kiran Preet K. Dhillon of Berenji Law Firm APC
Case:Lorre v. Virgin America Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
41 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Nourmand of The Nourmand Law Firm APC
Case:Benitez v. Aircraft Service International Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
41 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Matern, Dalia Khalili, Irina A. Kirnosova, Serena M. Patel of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Parra v. Miller Castings Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
42
Amount:$980,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Yeremian, Garen Nadir of David Yeremian & Associates, Inc.; Kane Moon, Seung L. Yang of Moon & Yang APC
Case:Galvez v. Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment
43
Amount:$975,000.00
Attorneys:Ronald H. Bae, Olivia D. Scharrer of Aequitas Legal Group
Case:Khatri v. Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
44
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Justin D. Nussen, Abel Nair of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Gray v. City Of Los Angeles
Type:Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Wrongful Demotion
45
Amount:$927,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey C. Jackson, Kirk D. Hanson of Jackson Hanson LLP
Case:Soriano v. CLMP LTD Inc.
Type:Class Action, Labor & Employment
46
Amount:$912,500.00
Attorneys:Marcus J. Bradley, Stanley D. Saltzman, Stephen P. O’Dell of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
Case:Edmiston v. Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
47
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin Mahoney, Treana Allen of Mahoney Law Group, APC
Case:Ochavo v. Molina Healthcare Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
48
Amount:$895,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Nourmand, James A. De Sario of The Nourmand Law Firm APC
Case:Castro v. Electrofilm Manufacturing Co. L.L.C.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
49
Amount:$880,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Roy K. Suh of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Nunez v. Sar California Holdco Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
50 (tie)
Amount:$875,000.00
Attorneys:Stanley D. Saltzman, Stephen P. O’Dell, Louis M. Marlin, Adrian R. Bacon, Hanna B. Raanan of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP; Bassil A. Hamideh of The Hamideh Firm, PC
Case:Valladares v. Insomniac Inc.
Type:Class Action, False Advertising, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment
50 (tie)
Amount:$875,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin Mahoney, Morgan E. Glynn, Katherine J. Odenbreit of Mahoney Law Group, APC
Case:Miller v. ColCal California Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment

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