Please see below for information about the following settlements, including information for class members.
Lindell v. Synthes USA, et al.
On January 9, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California granted final approval of a $5 million, non-reversionary settlement in Lindell v. Synthes USA, et al., a class action alleging that Defendants failed to compensate certain California-based commission-only sales consultants for expenses and took unlawful deductions from pay for sales consultants, both commission-only and salaried, in California.
The two classes—one for expenses, one for deductions—had previously been certified in 2014, but the class definitions have been amended to include an end date of July 14, 2016. Sales consultants who worked for Synthes in California between December 13, 2007 and July 14, 2016 may be eligible for a distribution under the settlement. For more information, or to provide updated contact information, please contact Darin Ranahan or Catha Worthman.
Below, please find links to key court filings related to the settlement agreement:
- First Amended Complaint
- Settlement Agreement
- Findings and Recommendations Granting Preliminary Approval (with Approved Class Notice)
- Order Granting Preliminary Approval
- Findings & Recommendations Granting Final Approval
- Order Granting Final Approval
Rogers, et al. v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., et al.
On October 7, 2016, the Alameda County Superior Court granted final approval of a $2.465 million settlement in Rogers, et al. v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., et al., a class action alleging that Defendants failed to pay Personal Care Attendants the required minimum and straight time wages and overtime premiums, did not provide them with required meal and rest breaks when they worked in licensed healthcare facilities, and failed to issue legally compliant paystubs.
The class includes Personal Care Attendants who worked for Defendants Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC or NP Plus, LLC in California between June 18, 2010 and April 1, 2016. The Court’s Order and Judgment of Final Approval, including the schedule for implementation of the settlement, is linked below. For more information, contact Catha Worthman or Genevieve Casey. Court filings can be found at the Court’s website, DomainWeb, at https://publicrecords.alameda.courts.ca.gov/PRS (to locate the case, choose Search by Case Number and enter RG14729507).