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Shanon J. Carson

Managing Shareholder
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Shanon J. Carson is a Managing Shareholder of the Firm. He is the Chair of the Firm's Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits/ERISA, and Lending Practices and Borrowers' Rights Departments. Mr. Carson has achieved the highest peer-review rating, "AV," in Martindale Hubble, and has repeatedly been singled out for honors and awards by numerous publications. In 2015, Mr. Carson was selected as one of the top 100 attorneys in Philadelphia, and as one of the top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania, as reported by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Carson concentrates his practice on the prosecution of class actions and collective actions on behalf of employees, consumers, borrowers, insureds, investors, and businesses. Mr. Carson regularly is selected to serve as lead counsel in class actions and other complex litigation in federal and state courts across the United States.

Mr. Carson prosecutes all types of class actions, including employment cases, wage and hour cases, ERISA cases, consumer cases, insurance cases, construction cases, product liability cases, invasion of privacy cases, and excessive fee cases, among others.

Mr. Carson also serves as counsel to The Multihull Company, Inc., an international distributor of fine yachts and catamarans.

Mr. Carson is active in non-profit and professional organizations and is available for speaking engagements concerning the U.S. civil law system, class actions and collective actions, employment law, consumer law, and other legal issues.

While in law school, Mr. Carson was senior editor of the Dickinson Law Review and clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge.

Prominent Judgments & Settlements

  • Clements v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 3:12-cv-2179 (N.D. Cal.). Co-Lead Counsel. Mr. Carson obtained a settlement of $22,125,000 on behalf of a nationwide class of borrowers whose mortgage loans were serviced by JPMorgan Chase and who were force-placed with flood insurance by JPMorgan.
  • Citibank Force-Placed Insurance Litigation, Nos. 5:12-cv-00820, 1:13-cv-353 (N.D.N.Y.). Co-Lead Counsel. Mr. Carson obtained a settlement valued at $110 million in this consolidated class action on behalf of nationwide classes of borrowers whose mortgage loans were serviced by Citibank or CitiMortgage and who were force-placed with hazard, flood or wind insurance by Citi. The settlement has been preliminarily approved and is currently awaiting final approval.
  • Arnett v. Bank of America, N.A., No. 3:11-cv-1372 (D. Or.). Co-Lead Counsel. Mr. Carson obtained a settlement of $31 million on behalf of a nationwide class of borrowers whose mortgage loans were serviced by Bank of America and who were force-placed with flood insurance by Bank of America. The settlement has been preliminarily approved and is currently awaiting final approval.
  • In re: CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation, MDL No. 2270 (E.D. Pa.). Co-Lead Counsel. Mr. Carson obtained a settlement valued at more than $103 million in this multidistrict products liability litigation concerning CertainTeed Corporation's fiber cement siding, on behalf of a nationwide class.
  • Employees Committed for Justice v. Eastman Kodak Company, No. 6:04-cv-06098 (W.D.N.Y.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $21.4 million settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of African American employees alleging racial discrimination)
  • Salcido v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., Civil Action Nos. 1:07-cv-01347-LJO-GSA and 1:08-cv-00605-LJO-GSA (E.D. Cal.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $7.5 million settlement on behalf of thousands of meat-packing employees alleging they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their meal and rest breaks; this is one of the largest settlements of this type of case involving a single plant in U.S. history)
  • Confidential (as lead counsel, obtained a $6 million settlement on behalf of a group of African American employees of a Fortune 100 company to resolve claims of race discrimination, as well as injunctive relief including significant changes to the Company's employment practices)
  • Cortez v. Nebraska Beef, Inc., Nos. 8:08CV90, 8:08CV99 (D. Neb.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $3.9 million settlement on behalf of thousands of meat-packing plant employees alleging they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their meal and rest breaks)
  • Miller v. Hygrade Food Products, Inc., No. 99-1087 (E.D. Pa.) (as lead counsel, obtained a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a group of Afrian American employees of Sara Lee Foods Corp. alleging race discrimination and retaliation at its Ball Park Franks plant in Philadelphia)
  • Espinosa v. National Beef California, L.P., No. ECU04657 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $3.35 million settlement on behalf of thousands of meat-packing plant employees alleging they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their meal and rest breaks)
  • Chabrier v. Wilmington Finance, Inc., No. 06-4176 (E.D. Pa.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $2.9 million settlement on behalf of retail loan officers for unpaid overtime wages and related penalties)
  • In re: Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc., No. 07-10146 (Bkrtcy. D. Del.) ($2.7 million WARN Act settlement)
  • Justison v. McDonalds Corp., No. 08-cv-448 (D. Del.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $2.4 million settlement on behalf of hundreds of assistant manager trainees alleging claims for unpaid overtime wages)
  • Bonnette v. Rochester Gas & Electric Co., No. 07-6635 (W.D.N.Y.) (as lead counsel, obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a class of African American employees of Rochester Gas & Electric Co. to resolve charges of race discrimination in hiring, job assignments, compensation, promotions, discipline, termination, retaliation, and a hostile work environment)
  • Michael v. Indiana Packers Corporation, No. 4:08-cv-00013 (N.D. Ind.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $1.995 million settlement on behalf of thousands of meat-packing plant employees alleging they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their meal and rest breaks)
  • Thomas v. Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc., No. 2:10-cv-01591 (W.D. Pa.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $1.9 million settlement on behalf of hundreds of oil and gas employees who were paid on a day rate compensation system, and who alleged claims for unpaid overtime and related penalties)
  • Ozga v. U.S. Remodelers, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-05112 (N.D. Cal.) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $1.8 million settlement on behalf of hundreds of workers who installed kitchens purchased at Home Depot)
  • Aldridge v. A.T. Cross Corp., No. 00203 ML (D.R.I.) (as lead counsel, obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of investors in a securities fraud class action)
  • Donkerbrook v. Title Guarantee Escow Services, Inc., No. 10-cv-00616 (D. Hawaii) (as lead counsel, obtained a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of a class of escrow officers alleging claims for unpaid overtime wages)
  • Banuelos v. XL Four Star Beef, Inc., No. 1:07-cv-00422 (D. Idaho) (as co-lead counsel, obtained a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of thousands of meat-packing plant employees alleging they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their meal and rest breaks)
  • Drayton v. Pilgrim's Pride Corp., No. 03-2334 (E.D. Pa.) (obtained a large confidential settlement and served as counsel in a consolidation of wrongful death and other catastrophic injury cases brought against two manufacturers of turkey products, arising out of a 2002 outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes in the Northeastern United States, which resulted in the recall of over 32 million pounds of turkey -- at the time the second largest meat recall in U.S. history)