Aaron v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
Aaron v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (W.D. Ark.): Cohen Milstein represented 8,000 workers in 11 states in a wage and hour lawsuit, in which the workers sought redress for unpaid overtime. The $10 million settlement allowed class members to recover about 85% of the back pay owed them.
Alvarez v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
Alvarez et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. et al. (D.N.J.): Cohen Milstein represented a class of managerial apprentices at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in New Jersey who were denied the overtime pay to which they were entitled under federal and state law, including the newly enacted 2016 Overtime Rule, which was slated to take effect in December 2016 and would have doubled the salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional workers to be exempt from overtime pay requirements. On September 20, 2021, the Court approved a $15 million settlement against Chipotle to resolve the class claims and end the lawsuit.
Beck, et al. v. Boeing
Bird, et al. v. Barr (D.D.C.): Cohen Milstein represented a group of about 29,000 female employees who had claims of sex discrimination against The Boeing Company, Inc. The certified claims address discrimination in compensation for salaried employees, access to overtime work for hourly IAM employees, and promotions for both. In granting class certification, the court noted that “the data yields statistically significant results of adverse impact on female employees in every facility and at every level within the Puget sound area.”
Couy Griffin Jan. 6 Insurrection Litigation
Couy Griffin Jan. 6 Insurrection Litigation (1st Jud. Dist. Crt., Santa Fe Cnty., NM): Acting as trial counsel, Cohen Milstein, on behalf of CREW helped successfully prosecute this quo warranto lawsuit to remove Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin from office and disqualify him from holding any future public office pursuant 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and New Mexico statutes because of his participation in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol.
Cynthia Allen, et al. v. AT&T Mobility Services LLC
Cynthia Allen, et al. v. AT&T Mobility Services LLC, Case (N.D. Ga.): Cohen Milstein represented plaintiffs in a a putative Title VII employment discrimination class action against AT&T Mobility LLC (AT&T) for violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit also included individual Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act claims on behalf of the named plaintiff.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Service Litigation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Service Litigation (D.C.C.): Cohen Milstein represented plaintiffs in lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration for discrimination against 670 former Flight Service Specialists who live in nearly all 50 states after they were terminated by the FAA through the RIF.
Gender-Affirming Surgery Coverage by Aetna
On January 26, 2021, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), on behalf of several transgender healthcare beneficiaries of Aetna, a CVS Health company, announced that Aetna has expanded its healthcare coverage of gender-affirming surgery to include breast augmentation for transfeminine members in most of its commercial plans. This […]
Gentiva Health Services
Gentiva Health Services (N.D. Ga.): Cohen Milstein represented hundreds of health care workers in a nationwide class action against Gentiva, one the country’s largest home health care service providers. Plaintiffs sought unpaid overtime wages under FLSA. In June 2017, the court granted final approval of a confidential settlement.
H.C., et al. v. Ric Bradshaw, et al.
H.C., et al. v. Ric Bradshaw, et al. (S.D. Fla.): Cohen Milstein, in conjunction with the Human Rights Defense Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, successfully represented juvenile offenders against the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Beach County School Board, challenging the practice of placing juvenile offenders in solitary confinement and for allegedly denying mandated educational services to juvenile offenders held at the Jail, “including services needed to address their disabilities,” in violation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Cohen Milstein and its co-counsel resolved the matter in 2018 by obtaining a settlement that was first-of-its-kind in Florida, as it ended the systemic practice of holding juveniles charged as adults in solitary confinement and ensures the provision of educational services to such juveniles.