Top 10 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2019

Top 10 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 labor & employment settlements obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2019.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$100,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brianna Primozic Rapp, Jason C. Marsili, Howard Z. Rosen of Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP; Emily P. Rich, Manuel A. Boigues of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld PC; James R. Hawkins, Gregory E. Mauro of James Hawkins APLC
Case:In Re Wackenhut Wage and Hour Cases
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
2
Amount:$26,000,000.00
Attorneys:Abigail E. Shafroth, Joseph M. Sellers of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Aubry Wand, Matthew J. Matern of Matern Law Group, PC; Michael Rubin, Barbara J. Chisholm, Matthew J. Murray of Altshuler Berzon LLP
Case:Sanchez v. McDonald's Restaurants of California Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$22,500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter Rukin, Valerie Brender of Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP; Ian J. McLoughlin, Thomas V. Urmy, Jr. of Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP; Adam J. Shafran of Rudolph Friedmann LLP; Wilmer J. Harris of Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP
Case:Alfred v. Pepperidge Farm Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Benefits
4 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:G. Joseph Antonelli, Janelle C. Carney of Law Office of Joseph Antonelli; Kevin T. Barnes, Gregg Lander of Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II; Walter L. Haines of United Employees Law Group, PC
Case:Tilton v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
4 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Shannon E. Liss-Riordan, Adelaide Pagano, Anne Kramer, Ben Weber of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC; Andrew A. August of Browne George Ross LLP; Brian S. Kabateck, Shant A. Karnikian of Kabateck LLP; Mark J. Geragos of Geragos & Geragos
Case:O'Connor v. Uber Technologies
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Commissions
5
Amount:$16,500,000.00
Attorneys:Amy S. Endo, Giselle Olmedo, Jennifer Keating of Leonard Carder LLP
Case:Carter v. XPO Logistics Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
6
Amount:$15,250,000.00
Attorneys:Cornelia Dai, Randy R. Renick of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP; Jay Smith, Joshua F. Young of Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation; Michael D. Singer, Diana M. Khoury, J. Jason Hill, Timothy D. Cohelan, Kristina De La Rosa of Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Case:Valliere v. Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
7
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:John J. Glugoski, Michael C. Righetti , Matthew Righetti of Righetti Glugoski, PC; James F. Clapp, Marita M. Lauinger, Zach P. Dostart of Dostart Hannink & Coveney LLP
Case:Sharp v. Safeway Inc.
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
8
Amount:$10,965,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew D. Carlson, Shannon E. Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
Case:Groves, et al. v. Instacart, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
9
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Caleb E. Mason, Thomas M. Brown, Matthew G. Whitten of Brown White & Osborn LLP
Case:La Verne Firefighters' Association v. City of La Verne
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, First Amendment Violation, Abuse of Power, Failure to Promote
10
Amount:$5,382,500.00
Attorneys:Michael D. Early, Sweta H. Patel of Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel, PC
Case:DelValle v. Menzies Aviation Inc.
Type:Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort

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