“On October 2, 2017, Judge Mannion of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted final approval of a $4.77 million company-wide settlement between The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC (now Brightview Landscapes LLC) and the approximately 476 original opt-in Plaintiffs and Pennsylvania class members in Group 1, and the approximately 345 individuals in Group 2 who did not originally join the case but accepted their settlement offers to join and participate in the settlement.
“The case was filed against Brickman Group in October, 2013, alleging that Brickman Group underpaid overtime to its salary-paid Supervisors by paying only half-time overtime pay under a "fluctuating workweek" pay plan that resulted in a decreasing overtime rate the more hours that the employee worked, rather than the default time-and-a-half overtime premiums, in a manner that allegedly did not comply with the FLSA and state laws.
“Judge Mannion's final approval Order recognized that Plaintiffs had achieved ‘an excellent settlement,’ with a high level of participation constituting ‘an excellent result,’ and acknowledged the ‘skill and efficiency of the attorneys involved in this case, on both sides.’
“Plaintiffs [were] represented by lead counsel C. Andrew Head of Head Law Firm, LLC, with offices in Chicago and Atlanta, and co-counsel. The case is styled Acevedo, et al. v. Brightview Landscapes, LLC (f/k/a/ The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC), No. 3:13-cv-02529-MEM (M.D. Pa.).”
Fitzgerald v. P.L. Mktg., No. 2:17-cv-02251-SHM-cgc, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25672, at *25 (W.D. Tenn. Feb. 13, 2020) (C. Andrew Head lead counsel, court granted preliminary approval of hybrid class/collective action alleging misclassification of positions as exempt, recognizing “[undersigned counsel] Head has substantial experience handling wage and hour collective and class actions.[..,] has been appointed lead or class counsel in several hybrid FLSA collective/state law class action cases across the country.[..,] and [HLF’s] attorneys have extensive experience in this area of law[–t]heir past representation in complex wage and hour litigation demonstrates the required knowledge of the applicable law.”)
Barnes v. Winking Lizard, Inc., No. 1:18CV952, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65657, at *16 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 26, 2019) (C. Andrew Head lead counsel, court approved $1.125 million hybrid FLSA collective action and state law class action alleging exempt misclassification of restaurant assistant managers: “The Court recognizes that Class Counsel is highly skilled and recognized for experience and expertise in wage and hour litigation involving hospitality and retail manager overtime claims[.]”)
George v. Academy Mortg. Corp., No. 1:16-cv-00471-CAP, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58514, at *38-39 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 20, 2019) (C. Andrew Head lead counsel for hybrid Rule 23 class action under wage laws of California and other states and FLSA collective action, court approved $925,000 settlement alleging miscalculation of overtime regular rate; court recognized undersigned class counsel as a “highly skilled wage and hour attorney” having “extensive experience in wage and hour class and collective action litigation”)