Case Conclusion Date: 11.06.2008
Practice Area: Employment and labor
Outcome: $7 Million Settlement
Description: Class action brought by current and former garbage truck drivers working on prevailing wage contracts in Massachusetts. Class claims Waste Management has failed to pay correct overtime wages. Class obtained summary judgment in Superior Court. Waste Management appealed to Supreme Juducal Court. Argument held Sept. 4, 2008. Supreme Judicial Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the drivers and remanded case to Superior Court for further action. The parties submitted the damages portion o fhte case to mediation and Waste Management agreed to pay the drivers $7 Million.