Wage & Hour Litigation
James Cornn et al. v. UPS et al.
Verdict or Settlement: $87,000,000
The attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff served as co-lead counsel on behalf of 23,600 United Parcel Service (UPS) drivers to recover unpaid wages based on allegations that the employer failed to provide meal and rest periods. The cases settled in 2006 for an $87 million cash payment and other benefits to class members valued at more than $4 million.This is believed to be the largest "meal and rest period” settlement in California history, and was one of the largest nationwide wage and hour settlements of 2006.
Nguyen v. BMW of North America
Verdict or Settlement: $211,470,000
The attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff represented approximately 200,000 plaintiffs in a nationwide class action involving defective BMW high pressure fuel pumps and turbo chargers.
Hairston v. Regents
Verdict or Settlement: $7,600,000
In what is believed to be one of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Sacramento County, the attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff won $7.6 million on behalf of a young woman rendered T4 paraplegic due to U.C. Davis Medical Center's failure to diagnose a tumor on her thoracic spine. The verdict will enable the young woman to move forward with her life independently and pursue further educational opportunities with the care resources that she needs.
Whistle Blower / Qui Tam
United States ex rel. Schroeder v. Medtronic, Inc.
Verdict or Settlement: $9,983,000
Client came forward as a whistleblower alleging that Medtronic, Inc. had violated the False Claims Act by illegally providing monetary and other incentives to doctors who were willing to implant Medtronic devices.
Confidential John Doe v. Confidential Jane Doe
Verdict or Settlement: $2,100,000
Attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff achieved a $2.1 Million policy limit settlement on behalf of a young man who suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) when his motorcycle was hit broadside by an automobile that ran a red light.
In Re American Honda Motor Co. Dealerships Relations Litigation
Verdict or Settlement: $330,000,000
The attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff represented plaintiffs in this class action against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. arising out of MDL proceedings on behalf of all present and former Honda dealers alleging RICO violations relating to misallocation of vehicles in a nationwide bribery conspiracy.