State court grants final approval to $1.3 million wage theft settlement

December 5, 2017 – Alameda County Superior Court judge Brad Seligman today granted the firm’s motion for final approval of a class action settlement made on behalf of 76 highly-skilled clinical technicians of medical services company Digirad Corporation.  The case concerned alleged wage theft in the manner in which Digirad employed and paid these individuals.  The deal – which included Digirad’s payment of a $1.3 million settlement fund for back wages, penalties to the State of California, fees and costs – faced no objections, and none of the class members opted out of it.  Some class members will receive as much as $50,000 from the settlement fund.  Firm partner Nick Carlin argued that the result was excellent given the facts of the case.  Judge Seligman agreed, and is expected to enter a final judgment soon.