FLSA Settlements Require Court Approval, Judge Says

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 9:31 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that Budget Renovations & Roofing Inc. and workers were required to get court approval before settling a putative collective action, agreeing with an Eleventh Circuit decision that said unsupervised Fair Labor Standards Act settlements aren't permissible.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner granted Winebrake & Santillo's bid to withdraw from the case after the plaintiffs allegedly signed off on settlement agreements with Budget Renovations without notifying Winebrake, which represented the plaintiffs until Thursday.

Judge Conner noted that the Third Circuit has...
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Case Information

Case Title

Deitz v. Budget Renovations & Roofing

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Matthew W. Brann

Date Filed

April 17, 2012

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