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Areas of Practice

  • Class Action Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: History

Past Employment Positions

  • Hadsell & Stormer, Inc., 1995
  • Law Offices of Randy Renick, 01/2000 to 12/2007
Randy Renick
  • Partner

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During his career, Mr. Renick has served as Lead or Class Counsel in many of the largest and most significant class action and individual cases brought on behalf of workers in California, including:

Wang v. Chinese Daily News, Case No. CV-04-1498 CBM, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Served as Lead Counsel in a jury trial representing a class of hourly newspaper employees involving claims of unpaid overtime and other wage and hour violations. After jury and bench trial, obtained a judgment in favor of his clients for more than $5,200,000 in 2015. Opinion at (Wang v. Chinese Daily News, Inc. (9th Cir. 2010) 623 F.3d 743.).

City of Los Angeles Service Charge Cases, Lead Case BC377050, Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge William Highberger. Class Counsel in five separate actions on behalf of hourly workers against various Century Boulevard hotels alleging violations of the City of Los Angeles Service Charge Ordinance. Defended the constitutionality of the Ordinance on Appeal in the published decision of Garcia v. Four Points Sheraton LAX (2010) 188 Cal. App. 4th 36

Class Action against Major Energy Company. Matter settled in 2020 for $17,375,000.00 on behalf of over 2,000 class members.

Craig, et al. v. Corteva, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-07923-JCS, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Serving as Co-Class Counsel in an action brought on behalf of 207 class members. Preliminary Approval granted in 2021 for $3,900,000.

Kendig, et al. v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp, et al., Case No. 2:18-cv-9224 MWF (SSx), United States District Court for the Central District of California. Served as Co-Class Counsel in an action brought on behalf of 338 class members. Matter settled in 2020 for $4,391,585.

Valliere, et al. v. Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company LLC, Case No. 4:17-cv-00123-JST, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Served as Lead Counsel in an action brought on behalf of 1,556 class members. Matter settled in 2020 for $15,250,000.

Berlanga, et al. v. Equilon Enterprises LLC, et al., Case No. 4:17-cv-00282-MMC, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Rest break case brought on behalf of Refinery Operators. Matter settled in 2019 for $7,750,000 with 497 class members receiving a check averaging $11,000.

Buzas v. Phillips 66 Company, Case No. 4:17-cv-00163-YGR, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Served as Co-Lead Counsel in action brought on behalf of 500 Oil Refinery Operators for rest break violations. Matter settled in 2018 for $5,500,000.

Murphy v. CVS Caremark, BC 464785, Los Angeles Superior Court. Class Counsel in wage and hour class action brought on behalf of more than 70,000 hourly employees. Suit alleged various violations, including the failure to pay employees while subject to employer control during security checks. Matter settled in 2017, prior to trial, for $12,750,000. It was the second largest wage and hour violation settlement obtained in California in the year 2017.

Diaz v. Accor Business and Leisure North America, Inc. dba Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Case No: BC 621422, Los Angeles Superior Court. Reached settlement on behalf of class with 450 estimated members in the Settling Class. Matter settled in 2017 for $690,000.

Diaz v. Grill Concepts Services, Inc., dba Daily Grill, Case No. BC 542720, Los Angeles Superior Court. Served as Lead Counsel in bench trial to recover back wages, interest and waiting time penalties against hotel restaurant under the City of Los Angeles' Airport Hotel Living Wage Ordinance. In January 2017, plaintiffs prevailed on all claims at trial, and received a favorable judgement of $864,756.84. The verdict was approved on appeal. Diaz v. Grill Concepts Services, Inc. (2018) 23 Cal.App.5th 859.

Aguilar v. Flying Foods Group Pacific, Inc., Case No. BC 553539, Los Angeles Superior Court. Lead Counsel in class action of employees with claims of unpaid overtime and other wage and hour violation failures. As Class Counsel, sought damages, restitution and other relief for the Class for the time period from August 1, 2010 to the present. Matter settled in 2018 for $4,150,000. It was the ninth largest labor and employment settlement and among top 20 Class Action settlements obtained in California in the year 2018

Barrientos v. Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Case No. BC403925, Los Angeles Superior Court. The Lawsuit was filed on December 16, 2008, and the alleged class period dated back to December 16, 2004. Parties agreed to resolve the Lawsuit by way of settlement in 2011. Defendants paid $2,500,000.

USW v. ConocoPhillips Company, CV 08-2068 PSG, United States District Court. Class Counsel brought on behalf of refinery operators for on-duty meal periods. Case settled in 2013, prior to trial, for $15,500,000. Published opinion can be found at (United Steel, Paper & Forestry, Rubber, Mfg. Energy v. ConocoPhillips Co. (9th Cir. 2010) 593 F.3d 802.) 

Ochoa v Brisam LAX, Case No. BC 493242, Los Angeles Superior Court. Class Counsel in wage and hour class action against hotel for failing to pay employees the Living Wage under the City of Los Angeles' Airport Hotel Living Wage Ordinance. Matter settled for $390,000.

Parmer v. Ziba Beauty Center, Inc., Case No. BC 392872, Los Angeles Superior Court. For unpaid wages and statutory penalties at $250,000 in 2012.

Andrade v. Terra Universal (2011), Case No. 00473739-CU-OE-CX, Orange County Superior Court. Parties agreed to settle this action for $450,000. The settlement was made in 2011, after over a year of extensive discovery and hard-fought ligation.

Small v. Brinderson, Case No. 04CC00717, Orange County Superior Court. Served as Lead Counsel for certified class of more than 5,000 construction trade employees for overtime, meal and rest break claims. Case resolved in 2010 for $5,250,000. 

Diaz v. ABM Industries, Inc., Case No. BC362932, Los Angeles Superior Court. Lead Counsel for certified class of more than 5,000 employees seeking damages for employer's failure to provide meal periods. Case resolved in 2011 for $4,900,000.

Morales v. Aramark Corporation., CV-09-05565, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Lead Counsel for class of more than 20,000 food service workers alleging claims for meal and rest period, and overtime violations. Case resolved in 2010 for $3,900,000.

Navarro v. Pacifica Hosts Hotels, Inc. (2008), Case No. BC352017, Los Angeles Superior Court. Class Counsel for class of more than 4,000 hourly employees at 19 hotels in California with claims of unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest breaks. Matter settled in 2008 for $6,500,000.

John Amaro v. the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Case No. BC 376739, Los Angeles Superior Court. Lead Counsel for class of 800 hotel workers alleging employer failed to pay wages and provide meal and rest breaks. Matter settled case in 2008 for $975,000.

Soto v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Case No. BC 352849, Los Angeles Superior Court. Class Counsel for hourly hotel workers at Westin LAX hotel alleging meal and rest break and overtime violations. Matter settled in 2007 for $3,000,000.

Hernandez v. Tyco International (US) Inc., Case No. BC315749, Los Angeles Superior Court. Lead Counsel for class of 450 hourly production employees with claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations. Matter settled in 2008 for $4,900,000.

De La Rosa v. ICC Collision Centers, Case No. BC 389024, Los Angeles Superior Court. Represented class of body shop workers who were denied overtime. Case settled in 2009 for nearly $250,000.

Rogers v. Weyerhaeuser Corp., Case No. CV-05-06076 NM, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Class Counsel for 125 hourly employees alleging meal and rest break and overtime violations against employer. Matter settled in 2005 for $1,500,000.
Pinney v. Great Western Bank, Case No. BC 146276 and CV-95-2110-IH, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and LA Superior Court. Served as counsel in securities fraud and invasion of privacy class action. Matter settled in 1996 for more than $16 Million.

Levitan v. TV Fanfare Media Inc., Case No. BC 241713, Los Angeles Superior Court. Served as Lead Counsel in Wage and Hour Class Action Case representing class of individuals misclassified as Independent Contractors. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles W. McCoy granted final approval to the $1.85 Million settlement in April of 2004.

Ruiz v. Jackson (2004), Case No. SC076090, Los Angeles Superior Court. In 2004, obtained jury verdict of $825,000 on behalf of Philippine plaintiff brought to Los Angeles and forced to work 18 hours per day for more than one year without pay. Prevailed on all claims including false imprisonment, fraud, assault, battery and negligence against defendants, one of whom was a lawyer and executive at Sony Pictures. Jury found that the defendants had wrongfully imprisoned Plaintiff by means of violence and threats.

Paige v. State of California, Case No. CV 94-0083 CBM U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Served as Co-Lead Trial Counsel in the two-month class action trial involving claims against California Highway Patrol alleging discrimination in promotions against Non-White Officers.

Mesfun v. Hagos, Case No. CV 93-02182 MMM U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Served as Lead Counsel in jury trial involving allegations of False Imprisonment and Labor Code Violations in front of Judge Margaret Morrow. Obtained a jury verdict on Labor Code claim against Defendant.

Mr. Renick also has substantial experience litigating antitrust class action cases in both state and federal courts. Mr. Renick is intimately familiar with the management and organization required to aggressively litigate complicated class action cases involving multiple cases and numerous co-counsel. Some of the antitrust matters in which he has served as counsel include:

In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 7269 (Judge Illston) United States District Court, Northern District of California. Antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of LCD screens alleging a nationwide class for price-fixing. The case settled for more than $400,000,000.

In Re Dynamic Random-Access Memory Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1486 (Judge Hamilton) United States District Court, Northern District of California. Antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) alleging a nationwide class for price-fixing. The case settled for more than $330,000,000.

In Re Vitamin Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4076, San Francisco Superior Court. Antitrust class action on behalf of California indirect purchasers of vitamins. The case was settled for $96,000,000.

In Re California Indirect Purchaser MSG Antitrust Cases, Master File No. 304471, San Francisco Superior Court. Antitrust class action on behalf of California indirect purchasers of Monosodium Glutamate. The case settled for more than $11,000,000.

In Re Methionine Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1311, CRB, United States District Court, Northern District of California. A nationwide class action on behalf of direct purchasers of methionine alleging price-fixing. The case was settled for $107,000,000.

In Re California Polychloroprene Cases, J.C.C.P. 4376, Los Angeles Superior Court. Statewide class on behalf of indirect purchasers for Polychloroprene. The matter settled for in excess of $4,500,000.

In Re Urethane Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4367, San Francisco Superior Court. Settlements of over $9,000,000 in antitrust class action on behalf of all California indirect purchasers of urethane and urethane chemicals. Served as Co-Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs and investigated and vetted the 42 California organizations that were approved as recipients of the nearly $8 Million allocated cy pres.

In Re Richard Villa et al. v. Crompton Corporation et al., Consolidated Case No. CGC-03-419116, San Francisco Superior Court. Settlements of over $2,000,000 antitrust class action on behalf of California indirect purchasers of EPDM.

In Re Smokeless Tobacco Cases I-IV, J.C.C.P. Nos. 4250, 4258, 4259 and 4262, San Francisco Superior Court. Certified antitrust class action on behalf of California consumers of smokeless tobacco products. The case settled for $99,000,000 with over $25,000,000 allocated cy pres.

In Re Compact Disk Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4123, Los Angeles Superior Court. Antitrust class action on behalf of California consumers of prerecorded compact disks. Settled for more than $100,000,000.

In Re Purchaser Auction House Cases, Master Case No. 310313. San Francisco Superior Court. Antitrust class action on behalf of California auction buyers and sellers.

In Re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Litigation, MDL 1566. Settlements of over $150,000,000 in antitrust class action on behalf of California buyers of natural gas.

Representative Cases

  • Wang v. Chinese Daily News, 623 F.3d 743 , 2010, 9th Circuit
  • Merritt v. Am. Stores Co., 154 Fed. Appx. 637 , 2005, 9th Circuit

Classes/Seminars

  • Wage and Hour Class Actions, Los Angeles County Bar, 2010 to Present
  • Recent Developments in Class Actions, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2009 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Superlawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2005 to Present