UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 2:17-cv-00558-JAM-GGH
IF YOU WERE EMPLOYED AS A TRUCK DRIVER BY THE MARTIN-BROWER COMPANY, LLC. AT MARTIN-BROWER’S STOCKTON FACILITY IN CALIFORNIA AT ANY TIME BETWEEN MARCH 15, 2013 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2018, A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT UNDER THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT
A Federal Court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
A settlement (“Settlement”) has been proposed in the class action lawsuit referenced above pending in the United States District Court for Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:17-cv-00558-JAM-GGH (“Action”).
- In the Lawsuit, Plaintiff Justin Titus (“Plaintiff”) contends that: (1) drivers of Martin-Brower were not provided compliant rest periods, (2) drivers of Martin-Brower were not paid all wages due upon discharge or quitting, (3) required records were not maintained by Martin-Brower, (4) accurate and itemized wage statements were not provided by Martin-Brower, (5) the foregoing constitute unfair business practices; and (6) the foregoing gives rise to certain claims for penalties under California’s Private Attorney Generals Act.
- In the Lawsuit, Plaintiff sought to maintain a class action for claims on behalf of himself and all persons who are, or have been, employed by Martin-Brower as a truck driver at the Stockton facility in the State of California beginning March 15, 2013 through February 28, 2018.
- Martin-Brower denies any liability or wrongdoing of any kind in connection with Plaintiff’s claims, and contends that, during all relevant times, it provided employees with paid, duty-free rest breaks as required by California law, maintained all required records, provided accurate wage statements, and complied in all other respects with California and federal law. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims, and has not expressed any opinion at all regarding whether Plaintiff’s claims are correct.
- Martin-Brower has agreed to pay Three Hundred Ninety-Three Thousand Dollars ($393,000) (the “Settlement Amount”) to fully resolve the claims in the Lawsuit. This Settlement Amount includes settlement administration costs, attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses, a Class Representative service payment, and a payment to the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. If you are a Class Member and do not exclude yourself, you may be entitled to receiving a share of the Net Settlement Amount.
To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you may download and read the Full Notice or the Settlement Documents, and the Frequently Asked Questions section provided on this website.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act. Please read the information provided in this website and the settlement documents carefully.