News Year: 2012

The Associated Press, January 25, 2012 – Novartis to pay $99 million to settle federal lawsuit over sales representatives’ overtime pay

January 25th, 2012

By Associated Press A U.S. division of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG will pay $99 million to settle a class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for U.S. sales representatives. The nationwide case involves about 7,700 current and former sales representatives who claim the company owes them overtime for hours worked outside the normal business day, said David […]

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Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Settles U.S. Overtime Case

January 25th, 2012

By CHAD BRAY A Novartis AG U.S. subsidiary agreed to pay $99 million to settle long-running overtime litigation involving its sale representatives. A group of current and former sales representatives sued Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. in 2006, seeking overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week. A federal district judge in New […]

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Pharmalot, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Pays $99M To Settle Overtime Rep Suit

January 25th, 2012

By Ed Silverman More than a year after a federal appeals court ruled that Novartis sales reps are not exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, therefore, should be paid overtime (back story), the drugmaker has agreed to a $99 million settlement, according to lawyers for the reps. The move is […]

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Business Insurance, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25th, 2012

The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels. By Judy Greenwald Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and plaintiffs law firm Sanford Wittels & Heisler L.L.P. have agreed to a $99 million settlement […]

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American Lawyer, January 25, 2012 – As Supreme Court Mulls Overtime for Pharma Sales Reps, Novartis Settles Class Action for $99 Million

January 25th, 2012

As appeared in American Lawyer By David Bario Later this year, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving GlaxoSmithKline that pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt from overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the high court could knock out class action wage-and-hour claims pending against a half-dozen major drug companies in […]

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AOL, January 12, 2012 – Lawsuit Accuses John Elway Car Dealership Of Racial Discrimination

January 12th, 2012

As it appeared on AOL Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has been named in a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at one of his auto dealerships in Southern California. The suit, filed Monday by former sales manager Timothy Sandquist, accuses the general manager of Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota outlet of racial discrimination, harassment and maintaining a […]

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NFL.com, January 9, 2012 – Discrimination suit filed against Elway dealership

January 9th, 2012

As it appeared on NFL.com LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former employee is alleging workers were routinely subjected to racial discrimination at a California car dealership partially owned by former Denver Broncos star John Elway. In a lawsuit filed Monday, a former sales manager at John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota alleges he and other minority […]

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Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2012 – John Elway, partners in Manhattan Beach dealership face bias suit

January 9th, 2012

As it appeared on Los Angeles Times By Ricardo Lopez A former sales manager at John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota dealership filed a lawsuit accusing the outlet’s general manager of racial discrimination, harassment and maintaining a hostile work environment for minorities. The suit, which also names the famed former Denver Broncos quarterback and two partners, […]

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Easy Reader News, January 8, 2012 – John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota faces discrimination suit

January 8th, 2012

As it appeared on Easy Reader News Timothy Sandquist, a former sales manager at John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota, is alleging that he and other employees of color faced rampant racial discrimination while working for the dealership. In a lawsuit filed on Jan. 9 against the dealership (also naming former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, […]

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