Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Against New England Motor Freight

A federal court in New Jersey granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement filed by Leonard Smith against New England Motor Freight.  Mr. Smith alleged that NEMF violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the course of using pre-employment background checks to screen job applicants.  In his case, the report was grossly inaccurate, and as[...]

OMDP Recognized for $315,000.00 Donation to West Side Catholic Center

As a result of the Firm’s success in the recent settlement of a class-action lawsuit, Stumphauzer O’Toole designated the West Side Catholic Center as the beneficiary of cy pres funds totaling $315,000. United States District Judge Dan Polster approved the designation and donation. The proceeds will be used by WSCC to help disadvantaged individuals obtain[...]

Vitran to Pay $2.6 Million in Class Action Settlement

United States District Judge Dan Polster preliminarily approved a $2.6 million class action settlement in favor of truck drivers who sought employment with Vitran Express, Inc. from April 2004 through March 2009. The suit alleged that Vitran failed to provide job applicants with a clear and conspicuous disclosure that the company would obtain a criminal[...]

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Ross County Water

The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently expanded the protection which rural water district are afforded under 7 U.S.C. § 1926(b). On November 30, 2011, the Court affirmed United States District Judge Michael Watson’s decision holding that the Ross County Water Company (“RCWC”) – a non-profit, member-owned, water company incorporated pursuant to Section[...]