Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 labor & employment settlements obtained in the United States 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 the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Labor & Employment Settlements in the United States in 2020.

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1
Amount:$750,000,000.00
Attorneys:James B. Zouras, Ryan F. Stephan, Teresa M. Becvar of Stephan Zouras L.L.P.
Case:Fries v. Residential Home Health, LLC, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
2
Amount:$82,273,846.00
Attorneys:James M. Sitkin of Law Offices of James M. Sitkin; Joshua G. Konecky, Leslie Joyner of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Case:Helmick v. Air Methods Corp.
Type:Class Action, Retaliation, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
3
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Roosevelt N. Nesmith of Law Office of Roosevelt N. Nesmith L.L.C.; Richard E. Quintilone II of Quintilone & Associates, Lake Forest, CA; David Markham of The Markham Law Firm; Catherine E. Anderson of Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson L.L.P.
Case:Merino v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:New Jersey
4
Amount:$20,965,710.00
Attorneys:Steven A. Schwartz, Mark B. DeSanto, Samantha E. Holbrook of Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith L.L.P
Case:Mercer, et al. v. Aramark Corp.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unjust Enrichment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Bad Faith, Unpaid Bonuses
State:Pennsylvania
5
Amount:$20,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Imdieke, Lauren A. Duke, Nathan D. Foster, Loretta F. Medina of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Jackson National Life Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Colorado
6
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Aimee L. McFerren of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Walmart Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
State:Kentucky
7
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
State:California
8
Amount:$16,007,218.00
Attorneys:Jennifer Palmquist, Christine Tracey of Northwest Lawfirm
Case:Palmateer v. Les Schwab Tire Centers of Portland, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Oregon
9
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Edward J. Wynne, George R. Nemiroff of Wynne Law Firm; James F. Clapp of Clapp & Lauinger LLP; David S. Markun of Markun Zusman Freniere & Compton LLP
Case:Lowe v. Lynch, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
10
Amount:$10,250,000.00
Attorneys:Russel Riggan, Samuel Moore of Riggan Law Firm ; Edward Robertson, Jr. of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader
Case:Wildhaber v. St. Louis County, Missouri
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Failure to Promote
State:Missouri
11
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
State:California
12
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas, Sarah J. Arendt of Werman Salas P.C.; Michael A. Josephson, Lindsay R. Itkin of Josephson Dunlap; Richard J. Burch of Bruckner Burch P.L.L.C.
Case:Blackburn v. Allied Power Services, LLC
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
13
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
State:California
14
Amount:$6,565,516.00
Attorneys:Joshua Konecky, Todd M. Schneider, Nathan Piller of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
Case:Hose v. Washington Inventory Service Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unpaid Wages, Unjust Enrichment, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Bad Faith
State:California
15
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
State:California
16
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
State:California
17
Amount:$5,399,701.00
Attorneys:Debra M. Lawrence, Maria Salacuse, Sharon Gustafson, Christopher Lage, Gwendolyn Young Reams, Jacqueline McNair of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Baltimore County
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Maryland
18 (tie)
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
State:California
18 (tie)
Amount:$5,100,000.00
Attorneys:J. Barton Goplerud, Brian O. Marty, Brandon M. Bohlman of Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese P.C.; Michael Dell’Angelo, Shanon J. Carson, Jon Lambiras of Berger Montague P.C.; David Cates of Cates Mahoney L.L.C.
Case:Cohen v. Accordia Life and Annuity Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Tortious Interference, Unjust Enrichment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Bad Faith, Unpaid Commissions
State:Iowa
19
Amount:$5,075,000.00
Attorneys:Debra M. Lawrence, Maria Salacuse, David Staudt, Eric S. Thompson of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Performance Food Group Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Gender Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire, Failure to Promote
State:Maryland
20 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey K. Compton, Daria Dub Carlson of Markun Zusman Freniere & Compton LLP; Jonathan Weiss of Law Office of Jonathan Weiss
Case:Citywide Consultants & Food Management LLC v. Gruma Co.
Type:Antitrust Violation, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Price Fixing
State:California
20 (tie)
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
State:California

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