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G. Schirmer Retaliation and Gender Discrimination Suit: A lawsuit holding music publishing giant G. Schirmer, Inc. and its President, Robert Thompson, accountable for firing a new mother who complaint about Thompson's improper sexual relationship with an intern.
Just Energy "ESCO" Class Action: A Class Action Against Just Energy for Deceptive Teaser Rates and Bait and Switch Pricing.
Manhattan Beer Distributors Class Action: A $50,000,000 class action against Manhattan Beer Distributors for not paying all overtime owed and docking delivery drivers' and driver's helpers' pay for minor losses like parking tickets, missing wood pallets, and miscounted beer cases.
Stella Orton Home Health Care Workers Overtime Class Action: A wage and hour class action seeking overtime wages for more than 1,200 home health care aides who are owed overtime and additional damages.
Sexual Harassment Suit Against Employee Benefits Administration Co.: The Wittels Law Firm successfully negotiated a settlement in a sexual harassment and gender discrimination case filed against an employee benefits administration company in New York and one of its former employees.
AT&T Overtime Class Action: Steven Wittels obtained a $27 Million settlement for employees of the telephone giant who were misclassified as exempt from overtime in this wage and hour lawsuit.
Vioxx Products Liability Class Action: Steven Wittels served as counsel in over 200 Vioxx cases against the drug manufacturer Merck. The Vioxx class action settled for approximately $5 billion.
C&S Wholesale Grocers Wage & Hour Class Action: Steven Wittels settled this nationwide overtime suit for $14,000,000 on behalf of 12,000 C&S employees who were denied their fair wages by their employer.
Dell Gender Discrimination Class Action: Steven Wittels represented high-level Human Resources representatives in a class action alleging pay and promotion discrimination. The case was settled in 2009 with non-public terms.
Sanofi-Aventis Gender Discrimination Class Action: Steven Wittels represented nearly 6000 female sales employees in their gender discrimination claims and obtained a settlement of over $15 million on behalf of the class.
Sonoma County Prison Litigation: Steven Wittels successfully challenged the abusive and inhumane treatment of prisoners at the hands of jail personnel and medical staff.
General Electric Race Discrimination Case: Steven Wittels represented the President and CEO of General Electric Aviation Materials in his racial discrimination suit on behalf of himself and other African-American executives at GE. The case was successfully resolved for undisclosed terms.
Elite Model Management Unpaid Interns Class Action: One of a handful of landmark wage class actions challenging the widespread practice of taking advantage of students and young people desperate for work. Wittels Law recovered a substantial six figure settlement on behalf of the intern class.
General Electric Gender Discrimination Case: Steven Wittels successfully represented a former General Counsel of GE Transportation, and two groups of female executives. The settlement's terms are confidential.
Amniocentesis Medical Malpractice Matter: Steven Wittels successfully represented the family of a deceased child in a complicated medical malpractice action resulting from a flawed amniocentesis procedure. The case settled for a substantial six figure sum during discovery.
Florida Products Liability Burn Case: Steven Wittels represented an employee at a waste-management facility who was severely burned due to a defective on-site furnace. After extensive litigation, Steven was able to achieve a remarkable multi-million dollar settlement for his client.
Wachovia Bank and First National Bank of Atlanta Credit Card Litigation: After NY Appellate Division Second Department held that it is improper for a defendant to try to buy off the individual lead class plaintiff, the parties entered into a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of credit card customers nationwide who were charged late fees on payments that were not overdue in violation of consumer fraud statutes.
Marlin Leasing Corp Undisclosed Fees Litigation: Superior Court of Bergen County approved $250,000 class-wide settlement to equipment lessees charged excessive late fee payments in violation of NJ Consumer Fraud Act.
Pregnancy Discrimination Matter: Wittels Law obtained a substantial confidential settlement for a number of employees who challenged a metro-area hospital’s discriminatory termination of pregnant employees.
Prism California Federal Court Securities Litigation: Steven Wittels obtained a substantial six figure settlement to investor group defrauded by unscrupulous business venture.
Blackhurst Hedge Fund Litigation: Steven Wittels obtained a substantial seven figure recovery for investors defrauded by hedge fund managers.
Delta Building Services Employment Class Action: A lawsuit on behalf of all Delta Building Services employees challenging the Company’s failure to pay the minimum wage and overtime.
Ungerer & Company Whistleblower Matter: Wittels Law successfully represented a whistleblower in his challenge to Ungerer’s drug abuse, security of controlled substances, and workplace safety policies.
Trader Joe's Whistleblower Matter: Wittels Law successfully represented a whistleblower who was fired after warning the Company of spoiled food and dangerous working conditions in the store where he worked.
Confidential Cases: For some of our clients, it is in their best interest that we resolve their cases without publicly disclosing the conflict. We regularly represent injured individuals, employees, executives, and businesses in a wide range of confidential matters. Please contact us to discuss your case.