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Over the last 40 years, our skilled team has achieved life-changing results for many employees and consumers, including substantial settlements, trial victories, and ground-breaking court rulings on important legal questions. Whether we represent tens of thousands of homeowners in a consumer class action or one employee negotiating a severance agreement, our attorneys fight hard for our clients.

Serious and Compassionate Litigators

Our lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals find their voice against large corporations in both individual and class actions--because your voice matters.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

    Nichols Kaster represented an individual employee all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and received a favorable ruling, which clarified that the anti-retaliation provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act protect employees against retaliation from their employer when they verbally complain about wage and hour violations.

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  • 5th Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals

    Clark v. Centene Co. of Tex., L.P.

    The Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a favorable decision obtained by our attorneys, holding that a collective group of utilization review nurses working for an insurance company qualified to receive overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Previously, after a bench trial, the district court awarded damages to the nurses and entered judgment in the total amount of $1,024,484.67. The court found that plaintiffs submitted sufficient evidence to create a just and reasonable inference as to overtime hours worked by the collective and awarded liquidated damages (double recovery).

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    Judgment Entered
    $1,024,484.67
  • 7th Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals

    Bible v. United Student Aid Funds, Inc.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in our client's favor, reversing the district court's dismissal of her complaint against a student loan guarantor for wrongfully charging her with collection fees while she was complying with a repayment plan. Nichols Kaster went on to achieve a class-wide settlement totalling $23,000,000 on behalf of student loan borrowers who were similarly charged collection fees while they were actively repaying their loans.

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    Settlement Amount
    $23,000,000
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

    Main v. American Airlines, Inc.

    Nichols Kaster successfully staved off attempts to dismiss the claims of a class of current and former employees at American Airlines who participated in the company's 401(k) retirement plan. Shortly thereafter, the parties settled the case for a total of $22,000,000.

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    Settlement Amount
    $22,000,000
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    Hart v. Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc.

    Nichols Kaster represented a collective and class of 2,300 adult entertainers and successfully obtained a ruling that the entertainers qualified as employees, and not independent contractors, entitled to minimum wages under state and federal law. Our attorneys went on to achieve a strong $15,000,000 settlement for the class.

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    Settlement Amount
    $15,000,000

Past results are reported to provide an indication of the type of litigation in which we practice and should not be construed to create an expectation in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law. Any result we might have achieved on behalf of one client does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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