Settlements, Lawsuits, Judgments

Our attorneys have successfully handled claims for tens of millions of employees and consumers in a variety of cases far too numerous to list here. In doing so, we have developed an outstanding reputation as leading experts in employment and consumer class action litigation. Look at the list below of some of our more prominent cases and you’ll see that we don’t shy away from a fight.

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This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to 99 Cents Only Stores’ California salaried managers. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s janitorial workers for alleged violations of California’s law for denying them meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this litigation, alleging violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s security guards. This action received class certification status in 2006, and has since settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Click here to read the Class Certification Order.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of all California Technicians employed by AC Square (during the applicable claims period) to recover unpaid wages including overtime pay, meal and rest period compensation, related penalties and un-reimbursed expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a lawsuit against Accor Management for unwittingly subjecting patrons/guests at a Resort in California to toxic fragrances.  To our knowledge, this was the first class action in California history to allege against a private entity negligence, discrimination and other claims for use of fragranced products.  The lawsuit sought to recover damages and secure an injunction against these unlawful practices.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Activcare Living, LLC consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit alleging violations of California law for unpaid wages (including overtime wages) on behalf of Active Sports Clubs LLC’s California-based group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and hourly, non-exempt employees. The lawsuit also contains claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to reimburse expenses, and maintaining a policy under which employees forfeit vested paid time off.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This wage & hour complex litigation matter involved the misclassification of overtime non-exempt administrative assistants and secretaries at this company’s California facilities. This matter has resolved. We served as counsel for the proposed class.

Cole & Van Note filed this litigation against ADT Security Services, alleging violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s non-exempt security guards. This action has since resolved.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed this lawsuit alleging this company misclassified its auto body repair specialists as exempt from overtime pay and meal and rest breaks requirements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action against AIG Retirement Advisors on behalf of its Financial Advisors alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime wages and failure to provide meal and rest periods.

Drug Manager Class
Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed this action for violations of California’s overtime laws on behalf of the company’s Drug Managers. This action settled for $2.35 Million, again representing one of the highest per-workweek settlements in the state at the time.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Grocery Manager Class
Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed an action against this grocery store chain for violations of California’s overtime laws on behalf of the company’s Grocery Managers. We were sole counsel for the proposed class of employees. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Store Director Class
Scott Cole & Associates, APC claims that Albertsons, Inc consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California non-exempt security guards for alleged violations of California law for the denial of meal and/or rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Notefiled this class action against Allied Universal Security Services on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The claims seek payment of unpaid wages and for related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation in violation of California law.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this well-publicized class action against Amazon.com for permitting and/or requiring the service center managers to work substantial overtime hours without overtime compensation, failing to provide them meal and rest periods, failing to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements, failing to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment. The action alleges that Amazon misclassified these managers as overtime-exempt despite their performance of primarily non-managerial duties.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Scott Cole & Associates, APC claimed that Amber India consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against American Building Maintenance (aka American Commercial Security Services, Inc.) for violations of California law in denying meal and rest periods to security guards. Over this action’s 12-year history, it achieved class certification status, resulted in a massive trial court judgment, prompted a pro-employee California Supreme Court decision and then settled for $110 million on behalf of a 14,000+ worker class–a phenomenal result for these low wage workers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

If you want to read the groundbreaking California Supreme Court decision, click here.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC jointly prosecuted this class action against American Medical Response, Inc. on behalf of its California Dispatchers and Call Takers, alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint (filed by our co-counsel).

iPhone Battery Litigation
Following Apple’s December 2017 admission that it throttled back performance of its iPhones (versions 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus) to mask the problem of defective batteries and unexpected iPhone shut-downs, Cole & Van Note filed a class action to recover damages for consumers nationwide. In what promises to be perhaps the largest consumer class litigation in history, Cole & Van Note serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


iPad Overheating Litigation
After substantial investigation, Cole & Van Note has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the millions of purchasers of Apple’s iPad tablet computer. Among the claims, the Complaint alleges fraud and violations of applicable false advertising laws arising out of the iPad’s tendency to overheat and cease functioning under normal environmental conditions.

To view a copy of the Complaint, please click here.


Denial of Meal and Rest Breaks to “Genius” Workers
Cole & Van Note filed a class action on behalf of the company’s non-exempt “Genius” position employees for alleged violations of California law for the denial of meal and/or rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Ashley Furniture consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit on behalf of Aveda Services, Inc.’s California-based non-exempt employees seeking damages for alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages, including overtime wages and for time spent in security searches. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods and failure to reimburse expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed this class action against this health and fitness company on behalf of all of its “Group Fitness Instructors” and “Personal Trainers” (during the applicable claims period) to recover unpaid wages, including overtime pay, as well as for related penalties and un-reimbursed expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Branch Manager Class
This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to Bank of the West’s California Branch Managers. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Non-Exempt Employee Class
Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California non-exempt employees for alleged violations of California law for the denial of meal and/or rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action was filed on behalf of the company’s California Sales Representatives to recover overtime pay, compensation for denied meal and rest periods and reimbursement for business expenses. This matter has settled.

Cole & Van Note filed this action on behalf of Bay Area Support Services non-exempt employees alleging they were denied overtime pay, and failed to receive meal and rest periods and accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action on behalf of Beer Baron (Judge Family LLC) employees alleging they were denied overtime pay, and failed to receive meal and rest periods and accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action on behalf of Benicia Restaurants, Inc. employees alleging they were denied overtime pay, failed to receive meal and rest periods, accurate semimonthly wage statements, and remained unreimbursed for business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees rest and meal periods. In 2007, the Court certified a class of over 16,000 Best Buy employees. This action has resolved for $5 million.

Click here to read the Judgment of Final Approval of Class Action Settlement.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this company for violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide meal and rest periods. Although a small putative class (98 class members), it settled for $1.2 Million, representing one of the highest per-workweek settlements in California at the time.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Bi-Rite Restaurant Supply consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action on behalf of Black Angus Steakhouse Restaurant employees alleging they were denied overtime pay, failed to receive meal and rest periods and accurate semimonthly wage statements, and remained unreimbursed for business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claims that Harrison Global, dba Boston Coach consistently denied California drivers mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements, failed to reimburse them for business-related expenses, and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Andre Boudin Bakery consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that the Boy Scouts of America consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Golden Gate Restaurant Group:

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Burger King (Golden Gate Restaurant Group) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


HG Foods:

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Burger King (HG Foods) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

C

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against this casino for violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to their dealers. Additionally it was alleged that the casino demanded that its dealers pay a portion of their wages into a “tip pool” from which the supervisors (who had authority over the dealers) drew extra income. Some of the claims in this action have settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint

Cole & Van Note has filed a lawsuit against Noel Ward dba California Electrical Solutions to recover unpaid compensation for meal and/or rest period violations as well as reimbursement of business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action claimed that California Family Fitness (California Family Health) permitted its Exercise Instructors to work off-the-clock (before and after classes) and allowed its Personal Trainers to work without compensation, failed to provide them compensation for missed meal and rest periods, failed to reimburse them for business-related expenses, did not provide timely compensation upon termination, and failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Capitol Valley Electric consistently denied electricians mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note has filed a class action against NEC Networks, LLC, d/b/a CaptureRx (“CaptureRx”), as well as Rite Aid and Community Health Centers of the Central Coast arising out of the massive data breach in 2021 which affected a minimum of 1.6 million people. The hacked information included sensitive personally identifiable information and personal health information. According to the lawsuit, these defendants were reckless in not securing their systems so as to prevent the breach of such important data and/or not telling victims soon enough to take corrective measures.

Our class action litigation seeks damages for all victims of this breach, wherever located, not the least of which being for the potential years of effort many patients and consumers will undoubtedly expend determining the full impact of this breach on their own privacy and/or creditworthiness. If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action was brought against fast food chain Carl’s Jr. for violations of California’s overtime laws on behalf of the company’s California restaurant chain managers. The coordinated litigation settled for $9.0 million in 2004.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retail clothing chain for violations of both Federal and California overtime laws on behalf of the company’s store managers. We were sole counsel for the proposed class of employees. This action has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Center for Autism and Related Disorders consistently denied its behavioral technicians mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Scott Cole & Associates, APC claimed that Central Valley Specialty Hospital  consistently denied its employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Certified Tire & Service Centers consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California Branch Client Service Specialists to recover overtime pay and related penalties plus meal and rest period wages.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action against Check ‘n Go on behalf of its California-based customer service representatives to address alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks and unpaid wages (including overtime).

An explosion at Chevron’s Richmond, California oil refinery on March 25, 1999 sent a huge pillar of black smoke into the air and resulted in a fire that smoldered for days. The smoke from the fire forced local residents to “shelter in place” with their windows and doors closed and caused severe health problems for many of the area’s citizens and workers. Our firm served on the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee in this class action and directly represented many of the injured residents in the Richmond, El Cerrito and San Pablo, California communities. The action has settled.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Chipotle consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods on behalf of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s non-exempt employees.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action alleged misclassification of Circle K Stores’ California Store Managers as exempt from overtime pay. This litigation settled. We served as co-counsel for the proposed class.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages (including overtime wages) on behalf of Club One’s California-based non-exempt group fitness instructors. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods and failure to reimburse expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

On September 22, 1999, lightning struck and ignited a pile of approximately 7 million illegally stored waste tires in Westley, California, a town about 70 miles east of San Francisco. Over the subsequent five weeks, the fire spewed smoke and carcinogens over a large portion of the State of California. Our firm served as Lead Class Counsel over a Plaintiffs’ Steering/Management Committee in the consolidated actions against the owners and operators of this tire pile and related entities. These cases sought compensation for those individuals and businesses suffering personal and/or property damages as a result of these toxic substances and the fire’s fall-out. In 2001, we reached a settlement with one defendant (CMS Generation Co.) for $9 million. In 2003, the Court granted final approval of the settlement. In 2005, two of the remaining defendants settled for an aggregate amount of roughly $1.4 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit on behalf of Coach’s California-based non-exempt retail employees, seeking damages for alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods.

Manager Class
This action was brought on behalf of the company’s Mid-Level Managers and claimed the misclassification of these workers as overtime exempt/salaried employees. We served as counsel for the proposed class of workers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Merchandiser Class
This is one of two companion actions we prosecuted against this soft drink giant for violations of California’s overtime laws. This action was brought on behalf of over 4,000 hourly workers at the company’s bottling, distribution and sales centers who were allegedly forced to work “off-the-clock” for Coca Cola and/or whose time records were ordered modified by the company. This well-publicized coordinated action was settled for $12 Million and on very favorable terms for the claimants. We filed the first action on these issues and ultimately worked with co-counsel for the proposed class of workers.


Security Guard Class
This class action was brought against this soft drink giant for the company’s alleged denial of break periods to security guards. This action was litigated in Los Angeles County Superior Court and has settled. We served as counsel for the proposed class of security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action lawsuit against Comprehensive Security Services on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The claims sought payment of unpaid wages and for related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation.

If you want to learn more about the original case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Core Security Solutions consistently denied its security guards mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action lawsuit against Corporate Security Services on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The claims sought payment of unpaid wages and for related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation (in violation of California law).

If you want to learn more about the original case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this warehouse company for allegedly requiring its non-exempt membership warehouse employees to remain at work, after completion of their ordinary duties, without paying those employees’ wages (including overtime wages) for all compensable time owed, in violation of California law.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Cotti Foods consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retail chain for mis-classification of Store Managers at this company’s California stores as exempt from overtime pay. This action has settled and, as a result, Crabtree & Evelyn re-classified these Managers as hourly workers and compensated them for back wages and penalties. We served as counsel for the Manager class.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action lawsuit against the Creative Talent Network, a for-profit business, for retaining “volunteer” help for public events, in violation of numerous laws including those guaranteeing minimum wage levels, meal and rest breaks and overtime pay.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this company on behalf of non-exempt distribution warehouse workers who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. Also alleged was that the company further violated California law by denying these employees meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this health and fitness company on behalf of all of the company’s “Personal Trainers” (during the applicable claims period) to recover unpaid wages, overtime pay, related penalties and un-reimbursed expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against Culinary Staffing of America on behalf of its non-exempt works for the company’s alleged violations of California’s meal and rest breaks laws.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a nationwide class action against this company on behalf of its Insurance Adjusters for the recovery of unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, and minimum wages, as well as the payment of various penalties. Like many companies in this industry, Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc. works employees in these positions well over eight hours per day and 40 hours per week without the required additional compensation or full reimbursement of business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

If you want to join the case, click here to review, print and promptly return the Consent to Join.

Cole & Van Note filed two separate class actions against Cypress Private Security, LLC on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The claims sought payment of unpaid wages and for related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation (in violation of California law).

If you want to learn more about the original case, click here to read the Complaint. To learn about the more second filed action, click here


This recent class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Cypress Private Security LLC, Inc failed to compensate employee wages in the form of vested vacation time, did not provide employees accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

D

Cole & Van Note filed this class action lawsuit against Dallo & Co., claiming the company denied its workers meal and rest periods, failed to provide these workers accurate semimonthly wage statements, and consistently failed to compensate them in a timely manner upon termination of their employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action lawsuit against Dameron Hospital Association, claiming that the organization denied security guards meal and rest periods, failed to provide these workers accurate semimonthly wage statements, and consistently failed to compensate them in a timely manner upon termination of their employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against Dashers Insurance Services, Inc. for violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages, for failure to provide meal and rest periods and for failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements. We served as counsel for the proposed class of sales agents. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit against Dell Marketing for its failure to provide Information Technology workers meal and rest periods, its mandate that these workers perform work without compensation, and its failure to reimburse them for business-related expenses, to provide them all compensation due upon the termination of their employment, and to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of a national class of consumers who have purchased De Wafelbakkers, LLC’s food products that were falsely and misleadingly labeled as “All Natural,” but which, in fact, contain one or more synthetic chemical ingredients.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2002 Litigation

This class action was filed against Dollar Tree on behalf of hundreds of Managers at this chain retailer’s California location for violations of overtime laws. This action has settled for approximately $8 million. Cole & Van Note served as co-class counsel for these current and former employees.


2007 Litigation

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to Dollar Tree’s California store managers. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers rest and meal periods. This lawsuit was the second case we filed against this retailer for the same violations. The court certified a class of California store managers in 2009.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

If you want to read the class certification order, click here.

This wage and hour complex litigation matter involved the misclassification of overtime non-exempt Restaurant Managers at this company’s restaurants. This litigation has resolved.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Donor Network West, Inc consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

E

We filed a nation-wide (and New York State) class action against this financial securities company on behalf of all of the company’s financial services representatives to recover overtime pay and related penalties. We served on a Lead Counsel Committee in this action, which settled in 2008 for $19 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s non-exempt supermarket workers for alleged violations of California’s law for denying them meal and rest periods. If you want to learn more about the cases, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit on behalf of CM Bar, LLC (Elephant Bar Restaurant) employees. The alleged violations of California law are permitting a 8+ hour work day or 40+ hour work week without overtime compensation, denial of mandated meal and rest periods, and a failure to provide employees with an accurate semimonthly wage statement.

If you want to learn more about the cases, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Elk Grove Auto Group, Inc consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit was filed as a class action against Enterprise Protective Services, Inc. in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of its security guards to recover compensation for missed meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note has filed a class action against this “Big 3” consumer credit reporting agency arising out of its massive data breach between May and July 2017. In this well-publicized event, Equifax has already conceded that it knew of the hacking of personal identifying information for hundreds of thousands of creditors, and the potential breach of data for at least 143 million others. According to Equifax, hackers accessed a peripheral part of the company’s cyber-architecture. According to our lawsuit, Equifax was reckless in not securing that site so as to prevent the breach of such important data. Despite knowing of the breach since July 29, 2017, Equifax held the disclosure for nearly six weeks before notifying the public on September 7, 2017, making this event one of unprecedented significance and neglect.

Our class action litigation seeks damages for all victims of this breach across the nation, not the least of which being for the potential years of effort many consumers will expend determining the full impact of this breach on their own creditworthiness. Since its filing, hundreds of additional legal actions have been filed across the nation, and have since been consolidated in Georgia. Our lead client serves as one of the model plaintiffs in this historic action.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read our original Complaint.

To read the consolidated nationwide consumer Complaint, click here.

To read the consolidated nationwide small business Complaint, click here.

If you want to learn more about the Settlement Announced on July 22, 2019, click here.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this health and fitness company on behalf of all of the company’s “Personal Trainers” (during the applicable claims period) to recover unpaid wages, overtime pay, related penalties and un-reimbursed expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

F

2000 Litigation

This class action, filed in 2000, alleged misclassification of Factory 2-U’s California Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime pay. In 2001, the Alameda County Superior Court certified two sub-classes (Managers and Assistant Managers) and, in 2002, granted final approval to a settlement of the action for $2 million.


2010 Litigation

This putative class action lawsuit alleged that Factory 2-U unlawfully (1) misclassified its California Store Managers as exempt from overtime pay and compensation for missed meal and rest periods and (2) failed to provide meal and rest periods to its hourly retail employees.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit against Family Dollar, Inc. for California labor violations. The lawsuit claims that Family Dollar failed to pay the Plaintiffs all earned wages, including overtime pay, denied mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements, and failed to compensate workers in a timely manner upon termination.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Fashion Nova consistently denied its employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this nation-wide (and California State) class action against Fastenal on behalf of all of the company’s Branch Managers to recover overtime pay and related penalties. In addition, the lawsuit alleged Fastenal violated California law by failing to pay its California Branch Managers overtime compensation and denying them meal and rest periods. In 2011, the court conditionally certified a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing any Fastenal Branch Manager across the nation to join in the case.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This action alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide meal and rest periods on behalf of these retailers’ Center Managers. This matter has settled.

Cole & Van Note served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this construction company for violation of California law for failure to pay overtime to its employees. It was also alleged that the company denied its employees rest and meal periods and failed to provide itemized wage statements. This litigation has resolved with our client as the “prevailing party.”

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that First Alarm Security & Patrol consistently denied its security guards mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claims that Fitness Evolution (Pleasanton Fitness) permitted or encouraged “off-the-clock” work (e.g., work performed before and after classes) by its fitness staff without compensation, failed to compensate them for missed meal and rest periods, failed to reimburse them for business expenses, failed to pay them at least the state minimum wage for hours worked, misclassified group fitness instructors as independent contractors, failed to provide workers all compensation due upon termination, and failed to provide employees accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note served as co-counsel for the proposed class against this retail chain for violation of California law for failure to pay overtime to its store managers. It was also alleged that the company denied the store managers rest and meal periods. This litigation has settled.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Foster Dairy Farms (D.B.A. Crystal Creamery) consistently denied its employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against the specialty clothing retailer on behalf of its store managers. It was alleged that Frederick’s failed to pay overtime to its store managers, and denied this class of employees meal and rest periods. This action settled.

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Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards to recover unpaid wages, including compensation for missed meal and rest periods, in violation of California law.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleges the Defendant has had a consistent policy of permitting, encouraging and/or requiring the Plaintiff and Aggrieved Employees to work in excess of eight hours per day and/or in excess of forty hours per week without paying the proper overtime compensation as required by California’s wage and hour laws. The Plaintiff also alleges denial of mandated meal and rest periods and various acts of sexual harassment against the named plaintiff.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that G&M Oil Company, LLC, Inc consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This legal action alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide rest and meal periods. The action has settled.

Cole & Van Note filed this action against Golden 1 Credit Union for California labor violations. This lawsuit claimed that Golden 1 consistently failed to provide meal and rest periods, required employees to work without compensation, failed to compensate them in a timely manner upon termination, and failed to provide its employees accurate semimonthly wage statements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This legal action alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide rest and meal periods. In this action, we brought claims on behalf of multiple employee classifications. The action has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit brought claims on behalf of consumers under California law alleging that Goya’s “Malta Goya” cola soft drinks, Goya Sangria, and Goya Ginger Beer contain a carcinogen known as 4-methylimidazole in amounts sufficient to expose consumers to substantial health risks, yet Goya allegedly conceals the presence of this carcinogen by omitting it from the beverages’ ingredients lists.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint filed by our co-counsel.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Grandiflora Genetics misclassified its staff members as independent contractors, consistently denied them overtime pay and other benefits, mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages (including overtime wages) on behalf of Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.’s canvas directors and canvas assistant directors. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action against Green Messengers, Inc., claiming the company’s failure to pay workers all wages due (including minimum wages and overtime pay), its denial of meal and rest periods, failure to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements, failure to reimburse for business-related expenses, misclassification of workers as independent contractors, and failure to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit against Greystar Management Services claimed that workers were permitted and/or required to work overtime hours without overtime pay, and that the company denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, accurate semimonthly wage statements, all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment, and reimbursement for business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action lawsuit against The Guard Alliance on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The claims sought payment of unpaid wages and for related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation.

If you want to learn more about the original case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s Financial Representatives to recover overtime pay and related penalties, meal and rest period wages and reimbursement for business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California non-exempt retail managers seeking damages for alleged violations of California law including denial of meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this company on behalf of its California electrical system installers for off-the-clock work violations.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer on behalf of its California hourly employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees meal and rest periods.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of a national class of consumers who have purchased “Earth’s Best” food products that were falsely and misleadingly labeled as “All Natural,” but which, in fact, contain one or more synthetic chemical ingredients.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit on behalf of consumers who were misled into purchasing Hampton Creek’s “Just Mayo” products when such products did not meet the FDA guidelines for mayonnaise.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Helix Electric consistently denied electricians mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Hemster consistently denied workers mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a lawsuit against Hilton Hotels for unwittingly subjecting patrons/guests to toxic fragrances. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and secure an injunction against these unlawful practices.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages, including overtime wages, on behalf of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.’s California-based non-exempt retail employees and non-exempt retail managers. It was alleged that these workers were subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. The lawsuit also contained a claim for failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged that Home Depot unlawfully charged customers sales tax for installation services and misrepresented the price of its products to the public.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Hotel Valencia in San Jose, California (Hotel Valencia Corp.) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that IHOP (Seven Forty One Company) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Indochino Apparel consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action on behalf of employees against Info Objects, Inc. alleging violations of California law seeking unpaid wages, including unpaid overtime compensation.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this case against Inter-Con for violations of California law stemming from its alleged failure to provide meal and rest breaks, on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this case against Intrepid Security Solutions for violations of California law stemming from its alleged failure to provide meal and rest breaks, on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This matter has settled.

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These lawsuits alleged that this fast food chain’s company-owned restaurants in California violated wage and overtime laws against night crew workers. The state court action settled for $8 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Federal court Complaint.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the State court Complaint.

2009 Litigation

This legal action alleged misclassification of Jiffy Lube’s California store managers and resultant violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2020 Litigation

This recent class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Jiffy Lube (Broadbase Inc.) failed to pay employees for hours worked, permitted/encouraged work in excess of eight hours per day or forty hours a week, did not provide employees accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Joffe Emergency Services consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against Johnson & Associates alleging that it failed to provide overtime compensation and meal and rest breaks to its hourly managers in “key-holder” positions.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

On October 1, 2010, Cole & Van Note filed a false advertising class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The Complaint alleged that Listerine was not, in fact, a FDA-approved product for fighting plaque above the gum line.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer alleging that it failed to provide overtime compensation and meal and rest breaks to its hourly managers in “key-holder” positions.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Karas Food consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Katsuya Restaurants consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this security company for violation of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods for its non-exempt building security guards, as well as failure to reimburse them for incurred business expenses. This matter has resolved through settlement.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that KFC (Argonaut California Ventures) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

These owners and operators of various motels/hotels were sued for violations of California’s minimum wage, overtime and meal and rest period laws on behalf of the company’s hourly workers. This litigation has settled. We served as counsel for the class of workers.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to Kmart’s Sales Coach, Operations Manager, and Merchandise Manager positions. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged that this franchise’s “Jack in the Box” fast food restaurants denied its California night crew workers meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2005 Litigation

This action alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to assistant store managers. It was also alleged that the company denied its assistant store managers rest and meal periods. This case has resolved for $6 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2010 Litigation

Apparently undeterred by our previous litigation, Kohl’s allegedly continues to deny its salaried Assistant Store Managers overtime pay and meal and rest breaks. In 2010, Cole & Van Note filed this case against Kohl’s seeking unpaid wages and penalties on behalf of a potential class of its California salaried Assistant Store Managers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this food distribution company alleging that it failed to provide meal and rest breaks to its California route salespersons.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed this action against this health and fitness company seeking unpaid wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of all the company’s personal trainers employed in the United States during the applicable claims period.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2011 & 2012 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed this action against this health and fitness company, seeking wages, related penalties, and un-reimbursed expenses on behalf of all of the company’s California Class Instructors and Personal Trainers. Save

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2015 Litigation

Apparently undeterred by our previous litigation, L.A. Fitness allegedly continues its unlawful payment practices. In 2015, Cole & Van Note filed this case against L.A. Fitness seeking unpaid civil penalties on behalf of a potential class of L.A. Fitness’ California Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit claimed that LCA Services and SuperCom required Case Managers and Lead Case Managers to work overtime hours without overtime compensation, denied these workers mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements, and failed to reimburse them for business-related expenses and failed to pay them all wages due upon the termination of their employment. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this case against Legion Security for violations of California law stemming from its alleged failure to provide meal and rest breaks, on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claims that Levoit Advanced Protection Services, Inc. consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements, failed to reimburse them for business-related expenses, and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this case against Lexington Services Company for violations of California law stemming from its alleged failure to provide meal and rest breaks, on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this company for its allegedly unlawful disclosure of private credit, financial and/or other personal information. This action has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claims that Loomis Armored US consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of non-exempt employees who were allegedly subjected to security checks for which they were not compensated and denied employees meal and rest periods, in violation of California law. This case also alleged that Lowe’s failed to pay employees for all time worked, including overtime.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that J&A Companies Inc., dba MAACO consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2006 Litigation

Cole & Van Note represented the proposed class against this retail chain for failure to pay its in-store, non-exempt employees overtime wages and for denying them rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2016 (and later) Litigation

Upon reports that Macy’s was continuing the violations mentioned above, our firm brought additional litigation against this retail chain for violations of California’s employment laws.

If you want to learn more about these newer matters, click here to read one of the most recent Complaints.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against MailBoxes, Etc. (Zim Corp.) for misclassification of Store Managers at this company’s California stores as exempt from overtime pay. We served as counsel for the proposed manager class. This action settled at trial.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of a national class of consumers who purchased Marie Callender’s food products that were falsely and misleadingly labeled as “All Natural,” but which, in fact, contained one or more synthetic chemical ingredients.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the First Amended Complaint.

Cole & Van Note also filed a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc. for unwittingly subjecting patrons/guests to toxic fragrances. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and secure an injunction against these unlawful practices.

DNR Management, LLC/Shalhoub

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that McDonald’s (DNR Management, LLC), consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Sil Affamato:

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that McDonald’s (Sil Affamato), consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action against MediFit, seeking unpaid wages (including overtime) on behalf of its California-based personal trainers and group exercise instructors. The action also sought payment for failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks, and unreimbursed business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to its salaried managers. It is also alleged that the company denied these managers meal and rest periods and required them to incur unreimbursed business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a national class action against this security company on behalf of all of the company’s insurance brokers to recover overtime pay, compensation for denied meal and rest periods and reimbursement for items such as office space and telephone expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Min’s Ark restaurant consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Com Save plaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that The Mina Group, LLC consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Mobile Auto Concepts consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this litigation, alleging violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods and unpaid wages on behalf of Monument’s non-exempt security personnel.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note has filed a claim against Musicland for violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide meals and rest periods. We served as counsel for a proposed class of In-Store Managers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Napa Valley Tours & Transport consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s security guards for alleged violations of California’s law for denying them meal and rest periods and mandating payments for uniforms.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest breaks on behalf of Nekter Juice Bar, Inc.’s California-based non-exempt employees. The lawsuit also contained a claim for failure to pay overtime compensation and failure to provide reimbursement for business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this health and fitness company on behalf of its New York Personal Trainers to recover unpaid minimum and overtime wages.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Nob Hill Catering consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Department Manager Class

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California Department Managers for alleged violations of California’s law for failing to pay overtime wages and denying them meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Executive Chef Class

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime compensation to Nordstrom’s California Executive Chefs. It was also alleged that the company denied these Chefs meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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California Class Action (Chaidez)

This wage and hour complex litigation matter involved the alleged mis-classification of overtime non-exempt California Route Sales Representatives. We served as primary counsel for this proposed class of employees. This action has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Federal Class Action (Kluger)

This nationwide wage and hour complex litigation matter involves the misclassification of overtime non-exempt Route Sales Representatives at this company’s numerous Sales and Operations facilities. This action has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that One Main Financial Group consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claims that Onview Integrated Solutions consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods and failed to appropriately reimburse business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Onyx Protective Services consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Orange Theory Fitness consistently denied its fitness personnel mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2008 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed this matter on behalf of all company employees who were forced to maintain, as a condition of employment, a company-issued uniform. This class action also sought recovery of unpaid wages, compensation for the improper denial of overtime pay and for missed meal and rest periods. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2011 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed this class action against Orchard on behalf of its California hourly employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It is also alleged that the company has denied these employees meal and rest breaks.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California Regional General Managers to recover overtime pay and related penalties plus meal and rest period wages.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2009 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed a claim in 2009 against Paragon Systems, Inc. for violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods toward security guards. This lawsuit settled for $885,410.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2013 Litigation

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods to Paragon Systems, Inc.’ California-based non-exempt security officers. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to pay wages (including overtime wages) to these workers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods on behalf of Party City Corporation’s California-based non-exempt retail and non-exempt managerial employees.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Passport Health Holdings consistently denied nurses mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods on behalf of Patrol Solutions California-based non-exempt security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of The People’s Remedy and related parties on behalf of the company’s non-exempt employees. It was alleged that  The People’s Remedy and others violated California law by not providing meal and rest breaks and all wages due.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit brought claims on behalf of consumers under California law alleging that Pepsico, Inc.’s Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One beverages contained a carcinogen known as 4-methylimidazole in amounts sufficient to expose consumers to substantial health risks, yet Pepsico allegedly concealed the presence of this carcinogen by omitting it from the beverages’ ingredients lists.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint filed by our co-counsel.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s non-exempt employees seeking wages for alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime and denial of meal and/or rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action claim against Personal Protective Services, Inc. on behalf of its California hourly security guards. The Complaint sought payment of unpaid wages and related penalties attributable to the denial of meal and rest period compensation in violation of California law.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action lawsuit against this company, alleging it denied meal and rest periods to its hourly restaurant employees.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Scott Cole & Associates, APC claimed that Phalanx Protective Services consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Porter Pros consistently denied janitors mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This wage and hour complex litigation matter alleged the misclassification of and non payment of overtime pay to non-exempt assistant store managers at this company’s California locations. It was also alleged that the company denied the assistant store managers meal and rest periods. This matter has resolved.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit alleging violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s hourly security employees.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action claimed that Propark American West, LLC permitted and/or required class members to work overtime hours without overtime compensation, denied them mandated meal and rest periods, and failed to compensate them for all hours worked, provide accurate semimonthly wage statements, reimburse for business-related expenses, and provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed this class action against Republic Services, Inc. on behalf of its non-exempt Commercial Drivers alleging violations of California law for failure to provide meal and rest periods and failure to reimburse for business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

2005

Cole & Van Note filed this action against Rite Aid Corporation on behalf of its salaried Store Managers. It was alleged that defendant, purportedly the nation’s third largest drug store chain, failed to pay overtime to these workers and denied them their meal and rest periods. In 2006, the federal court certified the class in this action. In 2009, the action settled for $6.9 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Click here to read the Class Certification Order.


2008

In 2008, Cole & Van Note pursued a class action in New Jersey alleging that Rite Aid unlawfully failed to pay overtime compensation to its salaried Assistant Store Managers in violation of that state’s laws.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2011

Apparently undeterred by our previous litigation, Rite Aid continued to deny its salaried Store Managers overtime pay and meal and rest periods. In 2011, Cole & Van Note filed this case against Rite Aid seeking unpaid wages and penalties on behalf of a potential class of Rite Aid’s salaried Store Managers.

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2015

Rite Aid allegedly insisted on continuing to deny its salaried Store Managers overtime pay and meal and rest periods and, as a result, Cole & Van Note filed this case seeking unpaid wages and penalties on behalf of a potential class of Rite Aid’s salaried Store Managers. This case also alleged that Rite Aid failed to reimburse these employees for business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Scott Cole & Associates, APC claimed that Robert Half Int’l consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This legal action alleged misclassification of Rosetta Stone’s California managers and resultant violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and failure to provide meal and rest periods.

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Cole & Van Note filed a class action alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to Ross’s salaried Store Manager positions. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Employment Law Case
Cole & Van Note filed three separate actions against the nation’s third-largest grocer on behalf of its salaried non-exempt managers and assistant managers. Alleged was that Safeway failed to pay overtime to these workers and denied them their meal and rest periods.

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Consumer Law Case
This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of a national class of consumers who purchased Safeway, Inc.’s food products that were falsely and misleadingly labeled as “100% Natural,” but which, in fact, contained one or more chemical synthetic ingredients.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that San Jose Country Club consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This grocery store chain was sued for violations of California’s overtime laws on behalf of the company’s Produce Managers. This litigation has settled.

Cole & Van Note has filed a class action against Scripps Health arising out of its massive data breach in May 2021. In this well-publicized event, Scripps Health has already conceded it knew of the hacking of personally identifying information (PII) for nearly 150,000 patients, many of which included personal health information (PHI). According to the lawsuit, Scripps Health was reckless in not securing its systems so as to prevent the breach of such important data and, despite knowing of the breach for an entire month, waited until June 1, 2021 to notify its patients.

Our class action litigation seeks damages for all victims of this breach, wherever located, not the least of which being for the potential years of effort many Scripps Health patients will undoubtedly expend determining the full impact of this breach on their own privacy and/or creditworthiness. If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint. Once having done so, we highly encourage you to contact us to discuss your rights and how to be part of this important lawsuit.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer on behalf of its California hourly employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that SEB Security (Safe Environment Business Inc.) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against this defendant for violations of California law (for denial of meal and rest periods) on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards. This action settled in 2009 for $15 million.

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Cole & Van Note filed a claim This class action was filed on behalf of the company’s California-based security guards to recover unpaid wages and compensation for missed meal and rest periods in violation of California law.

This matter was filed on behalf of Shea Mortgage’s Loan Counselors to recover overtime pay and related penalties. The case has settled.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Shields Nursing Centers, Inc. consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Sierra Health and Wellness Centers consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer on behalf of its California hourly employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s Sales Associates, Assistant Managers, Managers, Assistant Store Managers, Store Managers, Warehouse Managers and non-exempt Delivery Drivers, to recover unpaid wages and compensation for missed meal & rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action, brought against Snooze HIC LLC, alleged the violation of unpaid wages including compensation for interrupted and/or missed meal and/or rest periods along with unpaid overtime fees.

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This high-profile litigation was commenced and lead by Cole & Van Note to recover compensation for California and nation-wide classes of liquor licensees. Among the numerous violations alleged, it was claimed that Southern Glazer’s engaged in fraudulent conduct (aimed at engendering unfair competition vis-à-vis its rivals and harming the operations and profitability of retailers), was reckless in its holding of private customer information and disclosing members’ information with their consent, committed violations of anti-trust and other unfair business practices statutes and created tax liabilities for class members to increase Southern Glazer’s profitability and market share.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this consumer lender for violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s employees. We served as sole counsel for the proposed class of employees. This action has settled.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed this class action against this health and fitness company on behalf of all of the company’s “Group X” Instructors (during the applicable claims period) to recover overtime pay, related penalties and un-reimbursed expenses. The court certified a class of California “Group X” Instructors in 2009 and the case thereafter settled for $19 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

If you want to read the class certification order in California, click here.

Similarly, we are investigating violations involving instructors in New York. If you are an instructor in New York and believe you have not received overtime pay and/or other benefits to which you are entitled, please contact us.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California non-exempt employees seeking damages for alleged violations of California law including denial of meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against Sprint for violations of California law for negligent misrepresentation and for deceptive advertising practices related to pre-paid telephone calling cards. We served as counsel for the proposed class of consumers who purchased pre-paid calling cards for personal and/or commercial use. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this skilled nursing facility on behalf of its residents and their family members. The case alleged that the company failed to meet state and federal minimum patient care standards and falsely represented its compliance therewith to the general public.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Uniform Class

Cole & Van Note served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this coffee chain for allegedly forcing employees to maintain issued uniforms as a term and condition of their employment and in violation of California law. It was further alleged that the company was in violation of California law for failure to pay employees overtime wages and denying them rest and meal periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


Overtime Class

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this coffee chain for violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages and for failure to provide meal and rest periods. We served as co-counsel for the proposed class of employees.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Stratas Foods consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Subway Restaurants (Subtrac, Inc.) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of California Solar Consultants of SunRun, seeking unpaid wages, compensation for missed meal and rest breaks and unpaid overtime compensation.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action, brought against candy retailer Sweet Factory, alleged the violation of California’s overtime laws against the company’s retail Store Managers.

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Cole & Van Note filed this action against TalentHerder, LLC for permitting and/or requiring employees to work substantial overtime hours without compensation, failing to provide meal and rest periods, failing to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements, and failing to provide all compensation due upon termination of employment. The complaint alleges that TalentHerder, LLC misclassified these employees as independent contractors despite their performance of primary business activities.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Target Corporation consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment. The Complaint also alleges sexual harassment toward the named plaintiff.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this courier service for violation of California law for failure to provide rest and meal periods to its employees. This litigation has been settled.

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This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to the company’s Investment Consultants. It also sought compensation for missed meal and rest periods, reimbursement of business expenses and recovery of other unpaid wages. This action settled for $2.5 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Tiburon Peninsula Club consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed this lawsuit on behalf of Tilly’s, Inc’s California-based non-exempt retail employees, seeking damages for alleged violations of California law for unpaid wages, including overtime wages, and for time spent in security searches. The lawsuit also contained claims for failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action lawsuit against TireHub claiming the company denied its workers meal and rest periods, accurate semimonthly wage statements and compensation of all wages promptly upon termination.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of T-Mobile’s California retail store managers to recover overtime pay and related penalties, meal and rest period wages and reimbursement for business-related expenses.

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This class action filed by Scott Cole & Associates, APC claimed that Togo’s (G & K Hershco, Inc) consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

During incidents on April 16, 1997 and, again, on January 7, 1998, the Tosco (old Unocal) Refinery in Rodeo, California released toxic chemicals airborne into the environment. These harmful substances traveled into neighboring communities, seriously affecting the health of citizens and local workers. Our firm served as Lead Counsel in this complex litigation and represented thousands of members of the community in that role. We settled the matter for $2.5 million, the funds from which were disbursed to over 2,000 claimants who participated in the settlement.

Scott Cole & Associates, APC filed this lawsuit, alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to Tower Mart’s California store managers. It was also alleged that the company denied these managers meal and rest periods. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action lawsuit against Trifecta Management Group, Inc. (Plank Restaurant in Oakland, California) claiming the company denied its workers meal and rest periods, compensation for “reporting time” when workers were sent home early, accurate semimonthly wage statements, compensation of all wages promptly upon termination, and reimbursement for business-related expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California non-exempt employees to recover unpaid wages and related penalties. This matter has settled.

Click here to view the Order and Judgment in this case.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of the company’s California salaried Managers to recover unpaid wages and related penalties.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Two Bucks restaurant consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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Cole & Van Note filed an action against Union Telecard Alliance, LLC alleging negligent misrepresentation and for deceptive advertising practices related to the marketing of its pre-paid telephone calling cards. This matter settled for approximately $22 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note served as sole counsel for the proposed class against this banking institution for violation of California law for allegedly negligently disclosing confidential, personal and financial information to unauthorized third parties, resulting in financial loss, the need for credit monitoring, and exposure to fraud, among other damages. This matter has settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Delivery Driver Class

This wage and hour class action litigation was brought to remedy violations of meal and rest period regulations on behalf of the company’s California ground delivery drivers. We served as co-counsel for the certified class of drivers. This action settled for $87 Million, an unprecedented settlement amount for such claims.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


“Specialists” Class

This wage and hour complex litigation matter involved the alleged mis-classification of overtime non-exempt Operations Management Specialists, Operational Excellence Specialists and/or Industrial Engineering Specialists at this company’s California facilities. The action settled in 2004 for $4.5 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this courier service for violation of California law for failure to provide rest and meal periods to its employees. Immediately prior to the class action trial in March 2017, Unity filed for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 11. As sole class counsel, Cole & Van Note then filed a claim in Bankruptcy court on behalf of the couriers and, in January 2018, prevailed on that claim in the amount of $82.8 million–an amazing result for these low-wage workers.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a claim in 2009 against Universal Protection Security Systems, Inc. for violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods toward security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

In response to Unocal’s 16-day airborne release of chemicals over the County of Contra Costa in 1994, Cole & Van Note filed a class action against the corporation on behalf of thousands of victims. After hard-fought litigation, the matter settled for $80 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, please purchase a copy of Mr. Cole’s book entitled “Fallout.”

Cole & Van Note served as counsel for the proposed class against this chain of 7-Eleven franchisees for violation of California law for failure to pay overtime to hourly workers. It was also alleged that the company denied these workers rest and meal periods. This litigation has been settled.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for damages on behalf of those employed by Urban Lending Solutions, seeking unpaid wages, compensation for missed meal and rest breaks and unpaid overtime compensation.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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This lawsuit alleged violations of California and Federal law for damages on behalf of a national class of consumers who purchased Van’s International Foods, Inc.’s food products that were allegedly falsely and misleadingly labeled as “100% Natural,” but which, in fact, contained one or more synthetic chemical ingredients.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages on behalf of Verengo Solar’s California-based independent contractor Solar Consultants and/or Solar Sales Consultants. The lawsuit also contained a claim for failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit alleged violations of California law for unpaid overtime wages on behalf of Vivint Solar’s California-based Sales Representatives, Sales Managers, and/or similar positions who were classified as independent contractors and/or direct sellers. The lawsuit also contained a claim for failure to provide meal and rest periods, and for failure to provide reimbursement for business expenses.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this action on behalf of company field technicians to recover reimbursement for business-related expenses and for unpaid wages. This action settled for $3.2 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit joined scores of others like it against Volkswagen for fraudulent emissions reporting.

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2007 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of employees who were subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in alleged violation of California law. Also alleged was that the company denied its employees rest and meal periods. This case settled for $7.5 million in 2009. Defendant denies liability for these claims.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2011 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of employees who missed meal and rest breaks, worked off-the-clock, were not reimbursed for business-related expenses and were subject to security searches. Defendant challenged these claims, thereafter resolving them in 2014 for $23 Million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.


2016 Litigation

Cole & Van Note filed an action against this retailer on behalf of employees who missed meal and rest breaks and/or worked off-the-clock.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this lawsuit on behalf of Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. employees. This lawsuit claims that Watermark’s workers were required and/or permitted to work overtime hours without overtime pay, denied mandated meal and rest periods, failed to receive accurate semimonthly wage statements, failed to receive compensation promptly upon termination, and failed to receive business-related expense reimbursements.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action against Wells Fargo on behalf of its salaried Loan Underwriters alleging violations of California law for failure to pay overtime wages and failure to provide meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This matter was filed as a nationwide class action against Wells Fargo Investments, on behalf of its Financial Consultants to recover overtime pay, compensation for denied meal and rest periods (California only) and reimbursement for business- related service and supply expenses (California only).

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

On September 22, 1999, lightning struck and ignited a pile of approximately 7 million illegally stored waste tires in Westley, California, a town about 70 miles east of San Francisco. Over the subsequent five weeks, the fire spewed smoke and carcinogens over a large portion of the State of California. Our firm served as Lead Class Counsel over a Plaintiffs’ Steering/Management Committee in the consolidated actions against the owners and operators of this tire pile and related entities. These cases sought compensation for those individuals and businesses suffering personal and/or property damages as a result of these toxic substances and the fire’s fall-out. In 2001, we reached a settlement with one defendant (CMS Generation Co.) for $9 million. In 2003, the Court granted final approval of the settlement. In 2005, two of the remaining defendants settled for an aggregate amount of roughly $1.4 million.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note has filed a class action against Western Digital Corporation arising out of the well-publicized criminal data deletion of consumer hard drives in 2021. According to the lawsuit, the company knew of vulnerabilities in, at least, six of its products for years which ultimately led to the erasure of data for countless purchasers of these products.

Our class action litigation seeks damages for all victims of this recklessness and failure to warn, wherever located, not the least of which being for the potential years of effort many of these consumers will undoubtedly expend determining whether personal and financial information has fallen into criminal hands. If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this retailer on behalf of its California hourly employees who were allegedly subject to security searches for which they were not compensated, in violation of California law. It was also alleged that the company has denied these employees meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against WGS Group for violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s security guards.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This lawsuit involved claims against this retail clothing store for violations of California law for failure to pay overtime to its Store Managers as well as for the alleged denial of meal and rest periods. The settlement achieved in this action represented one of the highest per-workweek wage and hour settlements at the time.

Cole & Van Note filed this class action on behalf of this grocer’s California non-exempt employees seeking damages for alleged violations of California law including denial of meal and rest periods.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Wingstop (Winganomics Inc.)  consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

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Cole & Van Note filed a claim against WIS Holdings Corp. (d.b.a. WIS International and Washington Inventory Service, dba WIS International) on behalf of its California Inventory Associates. The Complaint sought unpaid wages, including overtime wages, meal and rest period compensation attributable to the companies’ minimum wage violations, and denial of meal and rest periods (as required by California law).

Cole & Van Note filed a claim against this security company for violations of California law for denial of meal and rest periods on behalf of the company’s security guards. We served as counsel for the proposed class of employees.

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This class action filed by Cole & Van Note claimed that Yoshi, Inc.  consistently denied employees mandated meal and rest periods, failed to provide them accurate semimonthly wage statements and failed to provide all compensation due promptly upon termination of employment.

If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read the Complaint.

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