The report, Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report: 2008 Edition, analyzes 508 class action rulings on a circuit-by-circuit and state-by-state basis during the past 12 months.
According to the report, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida experienced more wage and hour filings than any other federal jurisdiction. But the most significant growth in wage and hour litigation was at the state court level, with California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas taking center stage.
In 2007, the 10 largest class-action wage and hour settlements totaled $319.3 million, compared with $282.1 million for the 10 largest class-action employment discrimination settlements, the report said. The 10 largest Employee Retirement Income Security Act workplace settlements, however, totaled $1.82 billion in 2007.
It is the first time in five years that the top 10 wage and hour and ERISA class-action settlements outpaced employment discrimination settlements in overall values, Seyfarth Shaw said.
|1.||$98||Citgroup Global Markets|
|2.||$89||UBS Financial Services|
|3.||$87||United Parcel Service|
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