Portland School District - Custodian Class Action
On July 23, 2007, the Federal Court approved a $14.5 million settlement on behalf of former Portland School District custodians.
Robert Stoll and Jennifer Wagner (along with other members of class counsel) negotiated a $14.5 million settlement in a federal civil rights class action against the Portland Public Schools District (the "District"). Plaintiffs, on behalf of a class of 280 former custodians, alleged that they were illegally terminated by the District in 2002 as the result of the District's decision to contract ot for custodial services.
Stoll and Wagner joined the trial team and negotiated a precedent-setting settlement for the class. This is one of a number of successful cases brought by the firm on behalf of a class of wrongly terminated employees. As reported by The Oregonian, this is the largest settlement ever paid by the District.