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Berger & Montague
Berger & Montague nabbed a spot on Law360's list for clinching
a $21.4 million deal with Eastman Kodak Co. in July to settle a
consolidated class action brought by a group of black current and
former employees who accused the company of a pattern of race
Final approval of the settlement the firm negotiated with help
from The Chavers Law Firm PC and Garwin Gerstein & Fisher LLP
"What sets our employment practice apart, aside from the
incredible dedication of our attorneys, is the energy and resources
our firm invests in every case we choose to undertake," partner
Shanon J. Carson said.
In addition to the Kodak case, the firm scored a victory in 2009
for a class of thousands of current and former meatpacking plant
workers who claimed they were not paid for time spent donning and
doffing their protective equipment with a $7.5 million settlement
with Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.
Berger & Montague also achieved what it believes to be the
first-ever certification of a class of employees with targeted
disabilities for failure to promote in a suit against the U.S.
Social Security Administration, although an appeal of that decision
is pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's
"For almost 40 years, Berger & Montague has been a national
leader in representing plaintiffs in class actions and trailblazing
important precedents in the field," Carson said. "It is an honor to
be able to build on that and establish an employment class action
practice within the framework of an existing powerhouse of a law
Carson said the firm was pursuing more than a dozen significant
employment law class actions.