Workman Law

Young - World Courier (II)

Settled

On July 13, 2016, Plaintiff filed the Lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court.  The Lawsuit is a putative class action in which Plaintiff purports to represent approximately 127 former hourly delivery drivers employed by WCG in the State of California at any time since July 13, 2012.  Plaintiff’s Complaint contains claims for: failure to provide compliant wage statements, unpaid meal period premiums, unpaid rest period premiums, wages not timely paid during employment, violation of the Private Attorney General Act, and violation of California Business and Professions Code §§ 17200 et seq.  Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that hourly-paid drivers were provided with wage statements that listed the name and address of a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”) rather than WCG’s name and address, were not always provided with compliant meal breaks and were not always provided with compliant rest breaks.  WCG and AmerisourceBergen deny all of the allegations being asserted in the Lawsuit.

The Court in charge of this case is the Alameda County Superior Court, and the case is known as Steven Young v. World Courier Ground, Inc., et. al. (“the Lawsuit”), Case No. RG16823141.  The individual who brought this lawsuit is Plaintiff Steven Young.

For the precise terms and conditions of the settlement, you should review the detailed “Joint Stipulation of Class Action Settlement and Release” which is on file with the Clerk of the Court.  The pleadings and other records in this litigation, including the Settlement Agreement, may be examined online on the Alameda County Superior Court’s website, known as 'DomainWeb,' at https://publicrecords.alameda.courts.ca.gov/PRS/.  After arriving at the website, click the 'Search By Case Number ' link, then enter RG1683141 as the case number and click 'SEARCH.'  Images of every document filed in the case may be viewed through the 'Register of Actions' at a minimal charge.

You may also view images of every document filed in the case free of charge by using one of the computer terminal kiosks available at each court location that has a facility for civil filings. 

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR DEFENDANT’S COUNSEL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS!

The Court will conduct a final fairness hearing regarding the proposed settlement (the “Final Settlement Hearing”) on August 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in Department 21 of the Alameda County Superior Court, located at 1221 Oak Street, Fourth Floor, Oakland, California.  The Court will determine: (i) whether the lawsuit should be finally certified as a class action for settlement purposes; (ii) whether the settlement should be given the Court’s final approval as fair, reasonable, adequate and in the best interests of the Settlement Class Members (iii) whether the Settlement Class Members should be bound by the terms of the settlement; (iv) the amount of the attorneys’ fees and expense award to Plaintiff’s Attorneys; and (v) the amount that should be awarded to Plaintiff as a service payment.  At the Final Settlement Hearing, the Court will hear all properly filed objections, as well as arguments for and against the proposed settlement.  You have a right to attend this hearing, but you are not required to do so.  You also have the right to hire an attorney to represent you, or to enter an appearance and represent yourself.

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