Thursday, May 01, 2014
As we earlier wrote, the parties in the Los Angeles Yurcor/The Mill class-action lawsuit reached a settlement agreement. So now we can give some details. ...
The middle of last week a federal judge gave final approval to the settlement, and payments to class members should start being processed in early June.
Approximately $1 million was awarded to class members. Each class member will receive a repayment of (alleged!) unauthorized deductions taken from paychecks by Yurcor who worked at The Mill prior to March 15, 2013. Those deductions were denominated as “Employer Taxes” or “Yurcor Administrative Overhead.” These payments will average about $2,100 per class member.
In addition, each class member will receive an additional $2,600 (give or take) as a penalty payment.
It’s important to note, four artists filed this lawsuit to help, and ultimately benefit, over 200 of their colleagues. Collective action almost always starts with the bold stance of a few. In this case, the few were able to stand up and fight for the many to achieve a successful outcome.
Not a single class member objected to the settlement; all class members who voiced their opinions were very pleased with the result.
We anticipate that settlement checks will be mailed to class members by mid June. If any member of the class has not received his or her check by the end of June, they should contact Steve Kaplan at The Animation Guild (818-845-7500).
Checks must be cashed within 90 days from their issuance. If you are unsure of whether you are in the class, you can contact Steve Kaplan or check on the internet right here.
It was a long time coming, but e finally got there.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 9:12 PM