Verdicts and Settlements

Class-Action Settlements

Agatep v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 05-2342GAF ($1,500,000 settlement on behalf of service-station employees in California)

Alfano v. Int’l Coffee & Tea, LLC
C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 04-8996 SVW (CWx) (FLSA and California Labor Code section 226, 510, and 1194 case)

Angel Paws, Inc. v. Avalon Payroll Servs.Inc.
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 188982 (over $450,000 distributed to class members in a section 203 case)

Brackett v. Saatchi & Saatchi
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 298728 (over $170,000 distributed to class members in an FLSA and section 203 case)

Deckard v. Banco Popular N. Am., related to Silva v. Banco Popular N. Am.
C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 08-6709 JFW (RZx) ($1,050,000 settlement of California Labor Code and FLSA claims)

Dizon v. Ito, Inc.
N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:10-CV-00239-JSW ($2,451,000 settlement of California Labor Code and FLSA claims)

Doty v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 05-3241FMC (JWJx) ($7,500,000 distributed to class members for FLSA and California Labor Code section 203 and 226 violations)

Greenberg v. EP Mgmt. Servs., LP
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 237787 ($5,348,000 settlement of claims under sections 203 and 226 of California Labor Code)

Hansen v. Advanced Tech Security Servs., Inc.
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No BC 367175 ($1,050,000 settlement of labor-law claims)

Harrington v. Manpay, LLC
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 312171 ($1,000,000 distributed to class members in a section 510 and section 1194 case)

Jacobs v. Institute of Reading Dev., Inc.
N.D. Cal. Case No. 10-CV-00574-JCS ($275,000 settlement of California Labor Code and FLSA claims)

Jenne v. On Stage Audio Corp.
C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 04-2045CAS (PJWx) (FLSA and California Labor Code section 203 violations)

Kang v. Albertson’s, Inc.
C.D. Cal. Case No. 2:07-CV-00894-CAS-FFM ($6,637,500 settlement of labor-law claims)

Peralta v. Macerich Management Company
Marin County Superior Court Case No. CIV 1004656 ($2,200,000 settlement of California Labor Code claims)

Randolph v. Safeway, Inc.
Riverside County Superior Court Case No. INC 90412 ($545,000 settlement of labor-law claims)

Readmond v. Straw Dogs, Inc.
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC257394 (over $100,000 distributed to class members in a section 203 case)

Ross v. Human Resources, Inc.
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 351506 (California Labor Code section 203 case)

Saunders v. Metro Image Group
San Diego Superior Court Case No. GIC 809753 (California Labor Code section 203 case)

Seielstad v. Aegis Senior Cmtys., LLC
Northern District of California Case No. 09-01797 MMC ($1,000,000 settlement of labor claims)

Smith v. Lush Cosmetics, LLC
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 443014 ($145,000 settlement of wage-and-hour claims)

Stratford v. Citicorp West FSB
Monterey Superior Court Case No. M 81026 ($950,000 settlement of labor-law claims);

Tremblay v. Chevron Stations, Inc.
N.D. Cal.  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Case No. CV 07-6009 EDL ($4,500,000 settlement of labor-law claims)

Wingate v . The Production Farm, LLC
C.D. Cal. No. CV 07-04294 (2009 settlement of FLSA and Cal Lab Code 203, 212, 226 and 1194 case)


Decisions

Gregory v. SCIE, LLC
317 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2003) (employee of entertainment-industry “payroll company” not subject to arbitration of dispute under collective-bargaining agreement)

Parmet v. Lapin
2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5217 (June 1, 2004)

In re My Left Hook, LLC
129 Fed. Appx. 352 (9th Cir. 2005)

Perez v. Maid Brigade, Inc.
2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78412 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (denial of employer’s effort to enforce arbitration clause in employment agreements)

Bithell v. E.P. Mgmt. Servs.
LP, 2007 Westlaw 4216854 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007) (sustaining class settlement of entertainment-industry employees for section 203 and 226 claims against entertainment-industry “payroll companies” and studios)

Hoffman v. Uncle P Prods.
2008 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3609 (three-year statute of limitations applies to section 203 claims for continuing wages)

Zabounian v. Hack Partners, LLC
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 343449 ($600,000 judgment after trial of class case stemming from failed motion-picture project)

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