Schneider Wallace Wins Summary Judgment On Behalf Of Over 10,000 Truckers On December 28, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona ruled that North American trucking giant Swift Transportation violated federal minimum wage laws by not paying its trainee truck drivers for hundreds of thousands of compensable hours. Schneider Wallace represents more than 10,000 trainee truckers who had several hours of pay wrongly deducted on a daily basis as a result of Swift’s unlawful policies. Schneider Wallace presented uncontroverted evidence that Swift—the largest common carrier in the United States—routinely confined the trainees to a bunk bed in the truck’s cramped “sleeper berth” for more than 15 hours a day without pay, often while the truck was moving. In a 36-page order granting the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment, Judge Roslyn Silver of the District of Arizona described Swift’s practices as “draconian” and “uniquely harsh,” ruling that the trainees are entitled to minimum wage for numerous unpaid hours confined to the truck. The case will proceed to a trial on damages in early 2019.
Abigail Laudick, EDiscovery Specialist at Schneider Wallace, was asked to speak at the 2018 ING3NIUS EDiscovery and Information Governance Conference, a national electronic discovery conference that highlighted issues and trends in the area for both plaintiffs and defendants involved in complex litigation today. Ms. Laudick, along with in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company, spoke on a panel to discuss electronic discovery negotiations between parties and how to best navigate the changing and complex landscape of the EDiscovery field. Ms. Laudick continues to actively participate in the national conversation surrounding best practices in electronic discovery, and helps ensure that Schneider Wallace is on the cutting edge of this important area of law.
Schneider Wallace’s $50M Suit Against TIAA To Proceed
BNA reports that Schneider Wallace’s “proposed class action accusing TIAA of taking improper cuts from the loan repayments workers make to their retirement plans is moving forward.”
“The retirement plan service provider may have to turn over the money it kept from these loans—allegedly more than $50 million per year—under a theory of disgorgement, a federal judge ruled March 28. TIAA was credibly accused of wrongly generating profits off retirement plan assets that it obtained through transactions that violated federal benefits law, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.”
Schneider Wallace files class action against Georgetown University alleging mismanagement of employee retirement plans
Schneider Wallace has filed a proposed ERISA class action against Georgetown University accusing it of mismanaging two employee retirement plans by loading them with far too many investment options, many of which underperformed or charged excessive fees.
Schneider Wallace Sues Mutual of Omaha Over Affiliated Funds in $500 Million 401(k) Plan
BNA reports that Employee Benefit Class Settlements Gleaned Over $500M in 2017.
Schneider Wallace case makes the list for top 10 ERISA settlements of 2017.
Schneider Wallace has secured a $1.367 billion in with the City of Los Angeles on behalf of mobility impaired residents of the city in the case of Willis v. Los Angeles.
Northern Trust Corp. agreed to pay a combined $60 million to settle two class-action lawsuits filed by Schneider Wallace and co-counsel on behalf of retirement plans challenging the way that NT ran its securities-lending program.
Schneider Wallace represents agents for the former shareholders of a pharmaceutical company acquired by an affiliate of AstraZeneca PLC in Delaware state court seeking the payment of $275 million in commercial suit.