Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2020

Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 labor & employment settlements obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in California in 2020.

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:$17,375,000.00
Attorneys:Roger R. Carter of The Carter Law Firm; Marc H. Phelps of Phelps Law Group; Randall R. Renick, Cornelia Dai of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP; Jay Smith, Joshua F. Young of Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation
Case:Clack et al. v. Chevron USA Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
2
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Y. Park, Nakkisa Akhavan of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Case:U.S. EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$6,900,000.00
Attorneys:Roger R. Carter, Bianca A. Sofonio of The Carter Law Firm; Marc H. Phelps of The Phelps Law Group; Noam Glick of Glick Law Group; Larry W. Lee of Diversity Law Group PC
Case:Harchegani, et al. v. Cellco Partnership, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
4
Amount:$6,199,998.00
Attorneys:Ann M. Smith of Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax APC
Case:Mitchell v. City of San Diego
Type:Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
5
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Edwin Aiwazian, Arby Aiwazian, Jill J. Parker of Lawyers for Justice PC; Carolyn H. Cottrell, David C. Leimbach, Michelle S. Lim, Scott L. Gordon of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
Case:Jones v. CertifiedSafety Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
6
Amount:$5,100,000.00
Attorneys:Shadie L. Berenji and Brittanee A. Marksbury of Berenji Law Firm, APC
Case:Sevilla v. Aaron's Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
7
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:David Yeremian, Jason Rothman of David Yeremian & Associates Inc.; Dennis F. Moss, Ari Moss, Jeremy F. Bollinger of Moss Bollinger LLP
Case:Rodriguez v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott M. Lidman, Elizabeth Nguyen of Lidman Law, APC; Paul K. Haines of Haines Law Group, APC
Case:Johnson v. DCH Simi Valley Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Xinying Valerian, Dominic Valerian of Valerian Law, P.C.; Monique Olivier, Katharine Chao of Olivier Schreiber Chao LLP
Case:Casteel v. Alaska Airlines. Inc.
Type:Unfair Competition, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Hallie Von Rock, Reed Marcy of Aiman‐Smith & Marcy
Case:Palma v. Mercury Insurance Services LLC
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
9
Amount:$2,950,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth M. Peck of Peck‐Law; Devin Coyle of Coyle Browne Law
Case:Mathews v. Happy Valley Conference Center, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
10
Amount:$2,713,500.00
Attorneys:Kevin T. Barnes, Gregg Lander of Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes; Sahag Majarian II of Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case:Segura v. San Jose LLC
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
11
Amount:$2,277,532.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Conger of Law Office of Michael A. Conger
Case:Kries, et al. v. City of San Diego
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
12
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Raul Perez, Robert J. Drexler Jr., Molly A. DeSario, Jonathan Lee of Capstone Law APC; Matthew Righetti, John Glugoski, Michael Righetti of Righetti Glugoski P.C.; Craig J. Ackermann, Sam Vahedi of Ackermann & Tilajef P.C.; Jonathan Melmed of Melmed Law Group P.C.
Case:Scoggins v. Crossmark Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount:$1,900,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas Han, Shunt Tatavos-Gharajeh, Daniel J. Park of Justice Law Corporation
Case:Morel v. Aseptic Solutions USA Ventures LLC
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa Bloom, Raquelle de la Rocha, Anna Levine-Gronningsater, Serineh Terzyan of The Bloom Firm
Case:Villegas v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Shadie L. Berenji of Berenji Law Firm, APC
Case:Hudson v. Sterling Jewelers Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
15
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Ryan Saba, Tyler Vanderpool of Rosen Saba LLP
Case:Monroy v. Yoshinoya America, Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
16
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Farzad Rastegar, Danielle Sherrod, Sharon W. Lin of Rastegar Law Group APC
Case:Knight v. Redlands Community Hospital
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
17
Amount:$1,275,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Myers of The Myers Law Group APC
Case:Carreon v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Family & Medical Leave Act
18
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond T. Cheung of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Air Systems, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
19
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Norman B. Blumenthal, Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Aparajit Bhowmik, Piya Mukherjee, Victoria B. Rivapalacio of Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP
Case:Martin v. Aircraft Service International Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
20 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Edwin Aiwazian, Arby Aiwazian, Joanna Ghosh, Stephanie S. Ponek of Lawyers for Justice PC
Case:Baldonado-Smallwood v. Sundance Spas Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
20 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jack Bazerkanian, James Shin of C&B Law Group LLP; Anthony Nguyen of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Employee v. Employer
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
20 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mehrdad Bokhour, Ryan J. DeRose of Bokhour Law Group P.C.
Case:Alvarez v. Pre-Con Products
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort

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