Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Big Lots Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Big Lots
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
June 29, 2010
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
misclassification
Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Eastern District of Louisiana
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
09-cv-5012 and others
Case Name: 
Goodson v. Big Lots Stores Inc and related cases
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-closeout
Link to PACER Case Docket (must be logged in): 
Notes: 

A collective action case initially filed in 2004 on behalf of assistant store managers had a complicated court history. After more than 170 related individual actions were later filed, the company decided to settle all the cases for a total of $4 million. The settlement agreement was sealed by the court at the request of the parties, but the company disclosed the settlement amount in an SEC filing.

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Parent company note: 
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