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Class Action Settlement – Short, et al. v. Churchill Benefit Corporation/Yurcor

Daniel Short, et al. v. Churchill Benefit Corporation dba Yurcor; Framestore, Inc.; Richard McCann; and Mark Ticar

Case No. 1:14-cv-04561

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Bill Payne and Pamina Ewing are pleased to announce that the court has approved the class action settlement in Short, et al. v. Churchill Benefit Corporation, et al.   Following a May 23, 2017 hearing, the court found the settlement to be fair, reasonable and adequate; certified the class for settlement purposes; and that the attorneys’ fees are reasonable.

FDPK and its co-counsel, The Brualdi Law Firm, P.C., Grebow & Rubin, LLP, and Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers, LLP, represent Mr. Short and employees of Churchill Benefit Corporation dba Yurcor and Framestore, Inc.  The class action alleged that the employers did not properly communicate the pay rate for Yurcor employees and as a result they were not paid their full pay rate and were improperly misclassified as independent contractors.

The Settlement Class is defined as follows:

The Settlement Class shall include all individuals who worked as an Artist for or through Yurcor at Framestore in the State of New York during the time periods specified below and who were paid for services rendered to Framestore by Yurcor and who had what has been termed “Administrative Overhead” costs deducted from their pay. The Settlement Class Period shall commence six (6) years prior to July 30, 2014 and continue through the date the Court grants preliminary approval of the Settlement (February 10, 2017).

Click here to review the Memorandum & Order of Preliminary Settlement Approval.


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