Class Action Litigation

Consumers face a challenging market that often rewards unfair business practices. It has become common to experience false advertising, deceptive marketing, hidden charges for services not provided or refusals to honor a warranty. Our experienced consumer protection attorneys advise consumers on whether and how to pursue legal action to stop unfair practices and obtain compensation. We continue to successfully prosecute national consumer class action lawsuits and have achieved settlements or judgments worth millions of dollars.

Employees are consistently shorted wages and overtime pay and experience unlawful pay deductions. Many corporations have improperly and willfully misclassified their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying insurance, overtime and the responsibilities that accompany employment. For years our wage and hour litigators have combined skilled advocacy and a passion for justice to achieve the goals of our clients in employment class actions.

Consumers face a challenging market that often rewards unfair business practices. Similarly, employees are consistently shorted wages and overtime pay and experience unlawful pay deductions by their employers. Our experienced class action lawyers combine skilled advocacy and a passion for justice to achieve the goals of our clients and have achieved settlements or judgements worth millions of dollars.

Consumer and Class Action News

Pest Control Independent Contractor Investigation

We are seeking to speak with individuals who are considered pest control independent contractors for pest control companies. It is our understanding that these individuals may in fact be employees, not “independent contractors” and, therefore, misclassified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Wanta Authors Law Review Article on Class Action Fees

May 1, 2018 – Last month, firm partner Shawn Wanta was published in the Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Law Review. In his article, “How Do Lawyers Get Paid by a Class of Plaintiffs When There is No Fee Shifting Statute?,” Wanta examined how courts are given broad discretion under FRCP Rule 23(h) to determine reasonable attorney fee awards in class action litigation.

Settlement Reached in Coyle v. Flowers Foods and Holsum Bakery

April 17, 2018 – After more than two years of hard-fought litigation, the parties have reached a settlement in the Arizona wage and hour class action lawsuit of Coyle v. Flowers Foods, Inc., and Holsum Bakery, Inc. This case is one of six independent contractor misclassification lawsuits filed against Flowers Food across the country.