On August 26, 2022, Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California preliminarily approved a $185 million settlement between classes of minor league baseball players and Major League Baseball and its 30 member Clubs in a wage and hour class action lawsuit that proceeded for more than eight years.
On August 1, 2022, Andre Hall and Jermaine Minitee (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and similarly situated class members against Capital One Financial Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
On August 22, 2022, Modern Perfection LLC and Fruitful Bear, LLC filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and similarly situated Class members against Bank of America, N.A. in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
On August 3, 2022, the Honorable John C. Coughenour of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington denied the motion to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit against Ring LLC, the home security system subsidiary of Amazon.
On September 8, 2022, Cintas Corporation filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari after the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the Southern District of Ohio’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration. The Sixth Circuit upheld the District Court’s determination that the defined contribution Cintas Partners’ Plan had not consented to arbitration and, therefore, did not fall within the parameters of the arbitration agreement that Plaintiffs had signed.
The Settlement amount covers monetary relief to the class members, awards to the lead plaintiffs, and attorneys’ fees and expenses.
On August 5th, 2022, the Hon. Judge Elizabeth S. Chestney, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas, granted final approval of the settlement agreement reached in a class action lawsuit against Zachry Holdings, Inc., the Compensation and Benefits Committee of Zachry, and Does 1-20. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of participants and beneficiaries of ZHI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
On August 18, 2022, a District Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted in part and denied in part the motion to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, Inc. a/k/a Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc., and Abbott Vascular Inc., (collectively, “Abbott” or the “Company”), sustaining the federal claims but dismissing the state claims in the action.
On September 2, 2022, Plaintiff, Grace Flannery (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint on behalf of herself and similarly situated class members against her former employer, Spirit Airlines Inc. (“Defendant” or “Spirit”), in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Spirit is a major commercial airline headquartered in Miramar, Florida that serves more than 90 destinations across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
On August 29, 2022, Nathan C. Zipperian of Miller Shah LLP (www.millershah.com), counsel for Plaintiff-Relator, Gregory Kuzma (“Relator”) announced Northern Arizona Healthcare (“NAHC”), Flagstaff Medical Center (“FMC”), and Health First Foundation – Northern Arizona (formerly Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation) (“NAHF”) (collectively, “Defendants”) agreed to pay a total of $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that a 2017 Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (“DSH”) payment of approximately $4.775 million to FMC violated the federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733.