SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Angelica Textile Services Inc. has agreed to a settlement in a class action in which class members claimed it failed to pay overtime to hourly employees.
The settlement, which was proposed on Aug. 12, states that class counsel will receive $750,ooo in attorneys fees and $10,413.80 in costs.
Albert Solorio will receive $7,500 as a class representative enhancement payment.
"After settlement administration expenses, attorney's costs and fees and an enhancement award are deducted from the gross settlement amount, the remaining funds... shall be available for distribution to class members who submit timely and valid claims," the settlement document states.
The remaining $2.17 million will go to class members, and the amount each member will receive will be based on the number of work weeks he or she worked during the class period.
The lawsuit was initially filed on July 9, 2012. Solorio claimed the defendant maintained uneven rounding practices that resulted in hourly employees not getting paid wages for all hours they worked.
Solorio claimed the defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and caused the class members damages.
The plaintiff is represented by Gregory N. Karasik of Karasik Law Firm and Sahag Majarian II of the Law Office of Sahag Majarian II.
Angelica is represented by Jeremy T. Naftel of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP.
The case is assigned to District Judge Paul Singh Grewal.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number: 5:12-cv-03569
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