Cumulus Settles Former AE's Class Action Suit
September 28, 2011 at 4:21 AM (PT)
Former Classic Rock KSAN (107.7 THE BONE)/SAN FRANCISCO Account Executive BRIAN MAS' class action suit against CUMULUS for violations of CALIFORNIA employment law has been settled, pending a hearing on OCTOBER 28th. A settlement was reached after mediation by SANFORD JAY ROSEN on FEBRUARY 14th and APRIL 11th and agreed to by the parties on APRIL 29th, and finalized this month.
In the settlement, CUMULUS will settle all claims under the suit for a total of $923,133.33, including $835,000 as a common fund for paying class members and attorney's fees (21.5% of the total), plus payments to the plaintiff and class members PATTY STANTON and MINDY PHILLIPS, plaintiff's attorney's litigation expenses, the mediator's fees and expenses, and other costs.
$100,000 of the $835,000 settlement fund will be allocated for payments for failure to pay overtime, and the rest will be paid to the class members for all other claims, including failure to pay business expenses. Class members will be paid based on formulas applied to their number of weeks worked during the class period.
CUMULUS will also pay up to $40,000 for administration costs, and additional incentive awards will be granted to MAS ($20,000), STANTON ($15,000), and PHILLIPS ($10,000) and additional litigation expenses of $25,000 and mediator's fees of $18,133.33.