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Court Refuses To Approve Unopposed Motion Seeking Preliminary Approval Of Settlement of FLSA And NYLL Claims Based Upon Overbroad Release Provision

In Sandoval v. Philippe North American Restaurants, LLC, the Southern District refused to grant preliminary approval to an unopposed settlement seeking to resolve FLSA and NYLL claims directed at allegedly unpaid wages, illegal retained tips, and “spread of hours” pay. See 16-CV-0615 (VSB) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 31, 2017). The Court based its decision on what it … Continue Reading

Court Approves $342,500 Settlement On Behalf of 82 Tipped Food Service Workers

In Surdu v. Madison Global, LLC, the Court approved a $342,500 settlement on behalf of approximately 82 current and former employees of Nello Restaurant, who had worked as servers, bussers, runners and bartenders. See No. 15-CIV-6567 (HBP) (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 1, 2017). The plaintiffs alleged violations of the FLSA and NYLL arising from allegedly unpaid minimum … Continue Reading

Court Approves $95,000 Settlement Limited to Seven Named Plaintiffs

In Chandler v. Total Relocation Services, LLC, the Court approved a settlement between moving company and its mover/driver plaintiffs who alleged claims for unpaid wages under the FLSA and New York Labor Law. See No. 15-CIV-6791 (HBP) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 2017). The settlement was reached prior to conditional certification, and thus consisted only of the … Continue Reading

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