Raisor, et al. v. Menard, Inc., No. 3:18-cv-00314, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (and consolidated cases) (2021). Gross settlement of $3,614,692.59 (inclusive of $1,448,333.33 for legal fees and costs) for class of retail store employees alleging unpaid overtime wages due to unpaid breaks in time of 20 minutes or less in the workday, such as rest breaks and restroom breaks. (Vaught served as co-lead counsel for Plaintiffs).
Olibas v. Barclay, 838 F.3d 442 (5th Cir. 2016) (Affirming jury verdict and subsequent judgment for unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages based on representative evidence for approximately 110 oilfield truck drivers where employer asserted the Motor Carrier Act Exemption. Jury also ruled in favor of several dispatchers who were misclassified as exempt under the FLSA administrative and executive exemptions.) (See also Olibas v. Native Oilfield Servs., LLC, 104 F. Supp. 3d 791 (N.D. Tex. 2015)). (Vaught served as lead counsel for plaintiffs and appellees).
Zaborowski v. MHN Gov't Servs., Inc., 601 F. App'x 461 (9th Cir. 2014) cert. granted, 136 S. Ct.27 (2015) (Ultimate class settlement of $3,932,105.29 exclusive of legal fees and costs in FLSA and state law independent contractor misclassification overtime wage case upholding trial court’s finding that arbitration clause was unconscionable and denying defendants’ motion to compel arbitration.) (See also Zaborowski v. MHN Gov't Servs., Inc., 936 F. Supp. 2d 1145 (N.D. Cal. 2013)). (Vaught served as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Jones v. SuperMedia Inc., 281 F.R.D. 282 (N.D. Tex. 2012) (Defeating motion to dismiss and granting class certification for group of call center workers alleging they were not paid for all hours worked which eventually resulted in a $1,657,585.06 class settlement exclusive of legal fees and costs). (Vaught served as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Aguayo v. Bassam Odeh, Inc., No. 3:13-CV-2951-B, 2014 WL 737314 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 26, 2014) (FLSA case granting partial conditional certification for overtime claims of fast-food worker plaintiffs alleging they worked off-the-clock ultimately resulting in judgment of $704,945.68 for 31 plaintiffs exclusive of legal fees and costs.). (Vaught served as lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Dinkins v. YP Adver. LP, No. 3:14-CV-1463-G, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39068 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 27, 2015) (Denying defendant’s motion to dismiss alleging that call center union member plaintiffs failed to exhaust administrative remedies relative to the Labor Management Relations Act. Case resulted in a class settlement of $1,232,000 exclusive of legal fees and costs). (Vaught served as lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Patterson v. O'Bar Wrecker Serv., LLC, 1:22-CV-051-H, 2023 WL 5004417 (N.D. Tex. July 31, 2023) (Order granting summary judgment in favor of employee plaintiff in FLSA overtime wage case finding that: the employer willfully violated the FLSA; an owner of the limited liability company (LLC) employer was jointly liable with that LLC for the employee's damages; the employee was entitled to recover $7,210.00 for FLSA overtime wages and liquidated damages; and the employer was required to pay legal fees and costs.) (Vaught was lead counsel for the plaintiff).
Czarnecki, et al. v. Diesel Pros, LLC, Cause No. 153-248153-10, in the 153rd Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. (Jury verdict in favor of 10 misclassified independent contractor mechanics resulting judgment for unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages the amount of $189,051 for seven plaintiffs exclusive of legal fees and costs.). (Vaught served as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Wooldridge v. Gateway Transp. of Ga., Inc., No. 4:19-CV-0053-HLM-WEJ, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 194145 (N.D. Ga. July 12, 2019) (FLSA minimum wage case holding that FLSA, as opposed to DOT standards, applied in determining compensable hours worked for interstate truck drivers and that such drivers have 24 compensable hours per day while on duty with their trucks unless the employee and employer agree to exclude a maximum of 8 hours per workday for meal breaks and sleeper berth time.). (Vaught served as lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Lovo v. Express Courier Int'l, Inc., No. 4:16-CV-853-Y, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16824, at *4 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 30, 2019) (Granting plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and finding they were employees as opposed to independent contractors under the FLSA. Plaintiffs were courier delivery drivers who were classified as independent contracts and alleged they were owed unpaid overtime pay under the FLSA.). (Vaught served as lead counsel for plaintiffs).
Walker v. Trinidad Drilling, No. 5:15-CV-169, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181914, at *101 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 18, 2016) (Denying defendant’s motion for summary judgment based on the FLSA Motor Carrier Act Exemption relative to oilfield workers alleging unpaid overtime wages.) (Vaught served as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs).