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The Popularity of PAGA

According to a statement made in May 2007 by Anne Stevason, former Chief Counsel of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), as of mid-2007, the DLSE has received PAGA (The Private Attorneys General Act of 2004) settlement checks ranging from $60 to $450,000, with a total of $750,000. Due to a federal lawsuit under Section 1983 (42 U.S.C. § 1983), the DLSE has adopted a policy against participating in lawsuits or negotiating the settlements, and they have yet to object to any settlements.

[Editor's Note: As originally posted, the disclosure by Anne Stevason did not read correctly, and the editor was literally out to sea (correcting his attorney work life balance) and unable to correct the error before the post was published.]

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tommyK

That's a pretty pathetic draw considering the billions of dollars paid each year settling class actions. You have probably done better in your attorney's fees from any one typical class action settlement.

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