Allstate Adjusters' $5.5M Deal To End 10-Year Wage Row OK'd

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday granted preliminary approval to Allstate's agreement to pay $5.5 million to end a decadelong class action alleging the company made insurance adjusters do off-the-clock work and gave them inaccurate pay stubs, telling attorneys for the two sides they did a "fabulous job" to reach the settlement.

At Thursday's hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley granted preliminary approval to the settlement between Allstate Corp. and class representatives Christopher Williams, John Verhagen and Kenneth Kurtz, who had alleged that when Allstate switched its auto field adjusters from salaried to hourly wages, it failed to properly...

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