A Class Action lawsuit notification against Covenant Transport ( Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. NASDAQ: CVTI ) has been mailed out on behalf of truck drivers who were hired or had their Commercial Driver’s License issued from the State of California. The case in now in a proposed settlement stage, though is has not yet been fully decided. The case is called, “Tami Long V. Covenant Transport” was filed on behalf of the Plaintiff, a former driver and all other drivers who fit the criteria to be included in the settlement. The case number is: 1:15-cv-00278-TRM-SKL . The hearing is scheduled for April 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1A of the United States Eastern Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 900 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you worked for Covenant Transport at any point between the dates of August 17, 2011 and December 20, 2016 you may be considered a qualified claimant if you held a California CDL.
DO NOT CALL THE COURT ABOUT THIS CASE.
You can read the details on the PDF Document below:
Summary of Background of the Case:
A former employee of Covenant Transport filed a lawsuit in California alleging that Covenant Transport under the California Labor Code, the California Business and Professions Code, and the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), for failure to pay separately and hourly for time spent by drivers on rest breaks and on-duty not driving time, failure to provide paid rest periods and pay missed rest break premiums, failure to provide meal breaks, failure to pay missed meal break premiums, failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to pay final wages when due at termination, waiting time penalties, and failure to reimburse business expenses.
Anyone who wishes to submit a claim must submit the claim form they were sent in the mail. It must be postmarked by March 21, 2017.
Law firms referenced as Class Counsel in the case are:
1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Jonathan Melmed, Esq.
1180 South Beverly Drive Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90035
711 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Attorney Craig J. Akerman, Esq. was recently a guest on the “Ask the Trucker” blog talk radio program with Allen Smith discussing the importance for all truck drivers to understand how State Labor laws could impact all “Over the Road” drivers who would like to see modernization of the “cents per mile” or “piece rate” pay system currently in place.
You can listen to the replay below: