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Miller Shah LLP Finalizes $13 Million Settlement with Eversource

On September 27, 2023, U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall granted final approval of a $15 million settlement reached in a class action lawsuit against Eversource Energy Services Company, the Board of Directors of Eversource Energy Services Company (“Board”), the Eversource Plan Administrative Committee (“Administrative Committee), and the Eversource Investment Management Committee (“Investment Committee”) (collectively, “Eversource”). The settlement resolves allegations that Eversource mismanaged the Eversource 401(k) Plan (“Plan”), to the…

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Popeyes Faces Lawsuit Over Overtime Pay and Pandemic-Related Labor Changes

On July 24, 2023, the Honorable Lisa G. Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia denied a summary judgment bid filed by Sailormen, Inc. (“Defendant”), the owner of a chain of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (“Popeyes”) restaurants in Florida and Georgia. The lawsuit concerns allegations that Defendant mishandled overtime payments and benefits for store managers during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the complexities of labor laws…

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Verizon Agrees to $30 Million Settlement in ERISA Class Action

On July 7, 2023, Plaintiff Melina Jacobs (“Plaintiff”) filed an unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class settlement to resolve claims she brought on behalf of herself, the Verizon Savings Plan for Management Employees (the “Plan”), and other participants of the Plan against Verizon Communication, Inc., (“Verizon”), Verizon Investment Management Corp, the Verizon Employee Benefits Committee, and Marc C. Reed, Matha Delehanty, Andrew H. Nebens, Connia Nelson, Shane Sanders, Robert…

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Spirit Airlines Faces FMLA and Unlawful Termination Lawsuit

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. Plaintiff, represented by Nathan…

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Staten Island Amazon Workers Back Union

On April 1, 2022, after multiple years of pandemic-induced layoffs, staffing shortages, contentious vaccine policies, and other workplace issues, Amazon.com, Inc. ("Amazon" or the “Company”) workers at the JFK8 warehouse facility in Staten Island voted in favor of union representation under the Amazon Labor Union (“ALU”), the first certified union to represent Amazon workers. The historic vote presents a massive breakthrough in worker safety. The ALU was created by former…

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Class Action ERISA Lawsuit Against Quest Diagnostics to Proceed

On May 4, 2021, a District Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that a class action lawsuit against Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (“Quest”), the Quest Benefits Administration Committee (“Administrative Committee”), the Quest Investment Committee (“Investment Oversight Committee”), and individual members of the Committees (collectively, “Defendants”) was fit to proceed, denying Defendants’ attempt to dismiss the legal action. The lawsuit is being brought on…

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Zachry ERISA Litigation: Motion to Dismiss Denied

On April 22, 2021, a District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that the motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit against Zachry Holdings, Inc. (“Zachry”), Chief Executive Officer of Zachry, the Compensation and Benefits Committee of Zachry (“Committee”), and Does 1-20 (collectively, “Defendants”) was denied, allowing Plaintiffs' claims to proceed. Zachry offers the ZHI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (“the Plan”), a…

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