$3.56M Settlement Ends Cabot Misclassification Suit

Law360 (April 2, 2019, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday gave the final okay to a $3.56 million deal to settle a class and collective action claiming Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. stiffed workers out of overtime by misclassifying them as independent contractors.  

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon granted former Cabot worker Jackie D. Conley's motion for final approval of the settlement in his federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act suit, saying the deal would cover just above 80 participating claimants. The judge also granted Conley's bid for $1.188 million in attorneys' fees, up to $25,000 in costs class counsel...

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