Hoffman v. Good Samaritan Hospital
We are pleased to announce that the Court granted Final Approval of the Class Action Settlement on February 8, 2016. A copy of the Court's order granting Final Approval is available through this link and embedded below. If you did not opt out of the class then your settlement payment will be mailed on or around March 15, 2016, to the address your notice was mailed to. As such, if you have moved since that time and have not updated our office or the settlement administrator with your new address, please do so before the mailing date.
The Settlement Administrator can be reached at:
Hoffman v. Good Samaritan HospitalATTENTION: Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. - 4930
PO Box 2396
Faribault, MN 55021-9096
Telephone: 1 (877) 294-7053
Alvidrez v. UniFirst Corporation
We are pleased to announce that the Court granted Final Approval of the Class Action Settlement on February 4, 2016. Congratulations to the class representatives, Billy R. Alvidrez, Danny Ibarra, and all Class Members. All class members will receive their settlement check which is expected to be mailed before the end of April 2016 to the address in which you received the Class Settlement Notice. As such, if you have moved since the date you received the Notice (December 2015) and have not updated your address with our office, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that you receive your settlement check.
Trinity Nursing Home
We are pleased to announce that the Court granted Final Approval of the Class Action Settlement on August 27, 2015. A copy of the Court's order granting Final Approval is available through this link and embedded below. If you are a class member your first settlement payment will be mailed on or about September 21, 2015. This first installment will represent approximately 65% of your gross settlement (less any withholdings for the wage portion of the settlement). The second and final installment check will be mailed to all class members by the Settlement Administrator on or about March 21, 2016.
If you have a change of address from this date forward, until the final payment in March 2016, please contact our office and/or the Trinity Settlement Administrator with your new address to ensure you are in receipt of your payments. The Settlement Administrator can be reached at:
Trinity Settlement Administrator
c/o Dahl Administration, LLC
P.O. Box 3613
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0613
Tel: (888) 755-9508
On behalf of Stacey Varjabukka congratulations to all class members for this class action settlement
San Dimas Community Hospital:
Our firm represents Plaintiff Yolanda Penney, who filed a class action against San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH). On or about April 11, 2011, Ms. Penney filed a motion for class certification which was denied by Judge Khan on July 13, 2011. As such, Ms. Penney appealed Judge Khan's ruling. Unfortunately, the court of appeal agreed with most of Judge Khan's ruling. However, the Court of Appeal overruled Judge Khan and ordered that Ms. Penney's case may proceed as a class action as to the Paystub Class. As such, Ms. Penney will go to trial on a class wide basis on behalf of all hourly non-exempt employees who worked for SDCH at any time from July 2008 on the paystub claim.
The classes that were not certified are the: overtime class, regular rate class, failure to pay all wages class, waiting time class and missed meal periods class, as well as all proposed subclasses within these classes. Unfortunately, Ms. Penney was not able to produce sufficient evidence to have these classes certified. Our office is continuing to investigate these claims. As such, for all non-exempt hourly employees who worked at SDCH from July 2008 to the present, your statute of limitations for those claims that were not certified has expired.
A statute of limitation sets forth the time within which legal proceedings must be started. Accordingly, if you do not file a claim within the statute of limitation, you will be forever barred from pursing a claim against SDCH. If you have worked as a non-exempt hourly employee from SDCH at any time from July 2008 to the present, please contact our office to see how the court's ruling affects you and what you can do to preserve your claims and/or contact a lawyer of your choice or the uncertified claims.
The court has vacated Ms. Penney's individual trial and has yet to set the Class or Private Attorney General Representative Action for trial.
The hospital has required all current employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. Ms. Penney has requested that the court enter an order invalidating the arbitration agreements. We are pleased to inform you that on June 20, 2014, the Honorable Michael L. Stern entered a Preliminary Injunction Order preventing SDCH from communicating about the class action; preventing SDCH from requiring employees to sign an Arbitration Agreement until the current class action case is completed; Requiring that SDCH provide my office with a list containing names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses of any employee who signed an Arbitration Agreement by June 27, 2014; Prohibiting SDCH from compelling any employee to Arbitration until the current class action is completed; Prohibiting SDCH from retaliating against any employee from participating in this litigation; Prohibiting SDCH from retaliating against any employee who refused to sign the Arbitration Agreement; and Requiring SDCH to provide my office documents as set forth in the order. At this time SDCH has filed a request that the Court of Appeal review the Trial Court's order and reverse the order. The request in the Court of Appeal has resulted in a stay of the action moving forward.