MVP and Other Companies Racial Discrimination Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves most of a racial discrimination class action against Personnel Staffing Group, LLC (doing business as MVP), the Segerdahl Corp., Mercury Plastics, Inc., the Penray Companies, Inc., Advertising Resources, Inc., and Lawrence Foods, Inc. The complaint alleged that these companies discriminated in hiring against African Americans who applied for jobs with the companies. The case is still ongoing against one other defendant, MPS Chicago, Inc.

Docket Number:

16-cv-11086

Company: Personnel Staffing Group LLC

Filing Deadline: June 23, 2020

Class Period: December 6, 2012 to March 11, 2020

Objection Deadline: June 23, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: June 23, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: August 3, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof. Presumably company records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an African American who tried to obtain a work assignment through Personnel Staffing Group, LLC/MVP at its Cicero, Illinois office, at any time between December 6, 2012 and March 11, 2020, and on one or more occasions you were not assigned to work at Segerdahl, Mercury, Penray, ARI, Lawrence Foods, or MPS (Jet Litho).

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund. Final amount will depend on the number of valid claims submitted. Note that 50% of the amount will be considered wages, with deductions for appropriate withholding for taxes, and the rest will be considered compensatory damages.

Total Settlement Amount: $588,260.65

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
National Legal Advocacy Network

Claim Form: MVP and Other Companies Racial Discrimination Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Hunt, et al. v. Personnel Staffing Group, LLC d/b/a MVP, et al.

Settlement Website: MVP and Other Companies Racial Discrimination Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Settlement Services, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hunt-MVP Class Claims Administrator
c/o Settlement Services Inc.
PO Box 10269
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2269
312-795-9120

Tags: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Racial Discrimination