Class Actions

Our attorneys have served as class counsel in many class actions. We know how to navigate the complexities of class action litigation, including everything from briefing class certification to managing the distribution of relief funds to class members. Below is a list of representative matters, including both class and collective actions.

  • Healy, et al. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 134, et al., No. 11-cv-8892 (N.D. Ill.) – negotiated settlement that included over $1.8 million in back pay and reinstatement offers for all members of a class of laid off employees in Section 301 hybrid suit against union and employers after obtaining finding of fact in favor of class on summary judgment
  • Alvarez, et al. v. Rolf’s Patisserie, Inc., No. 12-cv-159 (N.D. Ill.) – achieved $200,000 settlement of WARN Act claims for class of employees at closed plant
  • Phason v. Meridian Rail Corp., 479 F.3d 527 (7th Cir. 2007) – successfully represented class of workers in WARN Act case through appeal and trial
  • Pena v. American Meat Packing Corporation, 362 F.3d 418 (7th Cir. 2004) – won appeal and settlement for class of workers in WARN Act case
  • Baker v. Kingsley, 387 F.3d 649 (7th Cir.2004) – obtained $6 million in relief in trial and appellate courts for a class of workers in ERISA claim for unpaid wage supplements and health benefits
  • Lumpkin v. Envirodyne Industries, 933 F.2d 449 (7th Cir. 1991) and related litigation – recovered $19 million in pension benefits for class of steelworkers