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Gaming Giant to Settle ERISA Lawsuit for $5.5 MillionSt Joseph, MO
On January 30, the federal district court for the Western District of Missouri gave preliminary approval to a $5.5 million settlement that will end Lipari-Williams v. Penn National Gaming, Inc
. In their class action ERISA lawsuit, casino workers claimed that the company reduced their paychecks if they used tobacco in violation of ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Missouri minimum wage laws and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Settlement amounts will vary, but members of the ERISA class are expected to pocket roughly $370 each. Final approval of the unopposed settlement offer is expected in May.
Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water Lawsuits – Where’s the Flood?Wilmington, NC
The Camp LeJeune Justice Act of 2022 created a process (admittedly cumbersome) through which veterans and their surviving families might be compensated for harm caused by the base’s contaminated water supplies between 1953 and 1987. The earliest date on which these Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water toxic tort lawsuits could be filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina was February 10, 2023.
Department of Defense Testing for Veterans’ Hearing Loss Falls on Deaf Ears at 3MSanta Clara, CA
A federal judge in the 3M defective earplugs MDL is not buying into 3M’s interpretation of medical testing records recently produced by the Department of Defense. 3M hired an economic consulting firm to analyze the DOD data to ensure the company a positive outcome, rather like insurance companies hiring their own medical experts to deny disability benefits.
Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Slammed with California labor lawsuitSanta Clara, CA
Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s are accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and several California labor codes, including minimum wage and overtime pay, and the state's unlawful business practices statute. This latest wage and hour complaint is at the least the third wage and hour class action lawsuit brought against Macy’s since 2011.
Cumulus Media Settles ERISA class action for $1MAtlanta, GA
A proposed class action claiming that Cumulus Media Inc. violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act will settle for $1 million, subject to court approval . The complaint was filed in December 2022 against the radio broadcasting company by seven former employees who claimed the fee practices and investment selections of the company's 401(k) plan violated ERISA.
Thinx, Inc. to Settle PFAS/PFOA LawsuitNew York, NY
In late January, Thinx, Inc. announced that it had reached a $5 million settlement agreement to end Dickens v. Thinx, Inc.,
a class action perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) lawsuit. Thinx will provide up to $5 million to reimburse consumers who bought the company’s signature period underwear between November 12, 2016 and November 28, 2022. To put this in perspective, reimbursements are limited to $7.00 per pair (up to 3 pairs) for consumers who still have receipts and $3.50 per pair (same limit) for those who do not. The initial purchase price of these undies runs up to $35.00 per pair.
All You Need to Know About Filing a Claim After a Truck AccidentSanta Clara, CA
Truck accidents can be devastating, causing severe injuries and property damage. If you've been involved in a truck accident, filing a claim may be necessary to cover your expenses. However, the process of filing a claim can be complicated and overwhelming. If you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure about the process, don't worry — a truck accident lawyer can file your claim and help you get the compensation you deserve. In this article, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about filing a claim after a truck accident.
Another Overtime Complaint filed against Dr. PepperBurlington, MA
A Keurig Dr Pepper employee filed a class action lawsuit last month in Massachusetts federal court claiming the company misclassified employees in Pennsylvania and California as exempt from overtime wages. The lawsuit claims the company violated the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) and California law by not paying overtime compensation. This is the third overtime lawsuit against the beverage company since 2019. As well, overtime violations and wage statement violations go hand-in-hand.
Virgin, Alaska Air Workers to Receive Almost $31M in California Wages LawsuitSan Francisco, CA
A wage and hour class action lawsuit filed almost a decade ago by Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flight attendants has resulted in a a $31 million judgment plus interest against Virgin America Inc. and Alaska Airlines Inc. The workers accused Virgin and Alaska of several California labor law violations, including failure to pay all hours worked and overtime premiums, ensure minimum wage and proper wage statements.
Lowe’s Class Action Alleges California Wage and Hour ViolationsSanta Clara, CA
Lowe’s has been hit yet again with a California wage and hour class action lawsuit claiming the retail giant failed to pay accurate wages and did not provide uninterrupted breaks. Lowe’s employees may be working hard to keep customers satisfied but many of its workers, including managers, are unsatisfied.
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