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Representative Settlements

Bonnette v. Rochester Gas & Electric Co.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $2 million on behalf of a class of African American employees of Rochester Gas & Electric Co. to resolve charges of racial discrimination in hiring, job assignments, compensation,...

Chabrier v. Wilmington Finance, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2.9 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $2,925,000 on behalf of loan officers who worked in four offices of to resolve claims for unpaid overtime wages. A significant opinion issued in the case is Chabrier v. Wilmington Finance,...

Cortez v. Nebraska Beef

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.9 million
Berger & Montague represents a class of employees at Nebraska Beef's beef processing plant in their lawsuit alleging that the employer failed to pay them for all pre- and post-shift time spent donning, doffing and washing personal protective equipment. The claim also includes time spent donning and doffing the equipment during the employees' unpaid lunch period.

Employees Committed for Justice, et al. v. Eastman Kodak Company

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $21.38 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague, P.C. successfully represented a class of over 3,000 current and former African-American employees of the Eastman Kodak Company in their Title VII race discrimination claims. Plaintiffs alleged that Kodak discriminated against African-American employees in their employment, including with respect to pay, promotions, performance appraisals, initial job assignments, and layoffs, the creation of a racially hostile work environment and retaliation when African-American employees complained about racial discrimination.

Martinez v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: Confidential
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague represented a collective of employees at Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.'s Schuyler, Nebraska plant. The complaint alleged that Cargill, with the exception of the payment to some employees of a minute or two per day as a matter of...

Michael v. Indiana Packers Corporation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $1.99 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague represented a class of over five thousand non-exempt hourly production, maintenance and sanitation employees at Indiana Packer's Delphi, Indiana facility. The complaint alleged that Indiana Packers did not pay its employees for all required pre-production line and post-production line activities that were necessary and integral to their overall employment responsibilities. These tasks include donning and doffing required safety gear and protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing their equipment, walking to their lockers or production line after performing compensable activities, and waiting in line to receive required tools and equipment.

Miller v. Hygrade Food Products, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.5 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
The firm served as lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $3.5 million on behalf of a group of African American employees of Sara Lee Foods Corp. to resolve charges of racial discrimination and retaliation at its Ball Park Franks plant.

Ozga v. U.S. Remodelers Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $1.8 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
Berger & Montague represented a class of approximately 270 current and former California employees working as Installers who alleged they were not paid for the all time they worked, were denied meal periods and were not reimbursed for business expenses by their employer, U.S. Remodelers, Inc. The suit alleged U.S. Remodelers violated the California Labor Code and California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders.

Salcido v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $7.5 million
Practice Area(s): Employment Law
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $7.5 million on behalf of a class of thousands of employees of Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. alleging that they were forced to work off-the-clock and during their breaks. This is one of the...