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Class Actions

Court procedure allows people to come together as a "class" and sue companies for uniform rule or policy violations. Class actions are generally commenced when bringing individual claims against companies would not make economic sense.  

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Riverside’s attorneys have both prosecuted and defended numerous class actions.

For instance, Riverside attorneys have successfully commenced class actions against major airlines and contractors for their discriminatory hiring and denial of benefits practices.

Conversely, Riverside attorneys have successfully defended large financial institutions, lenders, landlords, and hotels in class actions. 


Jolly et al. v. Davenport Hotels et al., Spokane County Superior Court Cause No. 21-2-00789-32 (2021) (defended Davenport Hotels in putative class action involving wage and hour related claims).

Tsui v. Walmart, Inc., 20-cv-12309-MPK (D. Mass. 2021) (obtained $10,000,000 USERRA class action settlement and agreement from Walmart to pay up to 30 days of military leave annually)

Huntsman v. Southwest Airlines, 3:17-cv-03972-JD (N.D. Cal. 2019) (obtained USERRA class action settlement valued at $5,800,000 in missed 401(k) contributions, $13,000,000 in unpaid sick leave, and finding from court that “Class Counsel has capably and effectively represented the Class Members’ interests")

Hall v. L-3 Technologies, Inc., et. al., 2019 WL 3845460 (E.D. Wash. 2019) (obtained settlement valued at $2,000,000 in first known USERRA failure to hire discrimination class action lawsuit)

Martin v. State of Washington, et. al., Spokane County Superior Court Cause No.14-2-00016-7 (2017) (obtained settlement valued at nearly $15,000,000 in USERRA and 42 U.S.C. 1983 class action lawsuit regarding the Washington State Patrol’s decades’ long failure to provide Veteran Preference points in the hiring/promotional process)

Allman v. American Airlines, Inc. Pilot Ret. Ben. Plan, et. al., 1:14-cv-10138-IT (D. Mass. 2017) (obtained $6,000,000 (+) settlement in USERRA pension benefit class action)

Koch v. CHS, Inc., 2:12-cv-00463-CWD (D. Idaho 2013) (represented putative class in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action wage and hour case against national corporation)

Tuten v. United Airlines, Inc., 41 F.Supp.3d 1003 (D. Colo. 2014) (co-lead counsel for plaintiff in federal USERRA class action resulting in $6.15 million settlement and with the Court stating in written opinion that “the Court is of the view that the results achieved for the Plaintiff class in this case were outstanding, worthy of being emulated by class representatives and counsel in other comparable litigation")


Matthew Crotty

Experienced in defending and prosecuting class actions

Mike Love

Experienced in defending and prosecuting class actions

Matthew Mensik

Experienced in defending class actions

Casey Bruner

Experienced in defending class actions

Max Archer

Experienced in defending class actions

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