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$1 Million Settlement Reached for GEICO Auto Damage Adjuster Trainees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP & Shavitz Law Group

We reached a settlement in the amount of $1 million in a nationwide lawsuit brought by Auto Damage Adjuster Trainees against Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO).  These trainees alleged they were not paid for all of their study time when attending GEICO’s 5-7 week mandatory training program. 389 trainees who joined the case will be included in the settlement, which is ultimately subject to court approval.  Plaintiffs’ attorney Michele Fisher stated, “GEICO’s training environment was intense. While GEICO paid for some study time, our clients had to spend significantly more time studying to pass the daily quizzes and successfully complete the training course or they were out of a job.  We heard that each day was like an episode of Survivor, with trainees waiting to see who would disappear during class for failing to maintain the required pass rate.  We are pleased we were able to reach a resolution for our clients.”

Plaintiffs are represented by Michele Fisher, Neil Pederson, and Caroline Bressman of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, and Gregg Shavitz and Michael Palitz of the Shavitz Law Group.  The case is entitled Ayala et al v. GEICO, Court File No. 7:18-cv-03583 (Southern District of New York).