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San Gabriel Transit Class Action Lawsuit


Update May 31, 2017 - Notice of Appeal Filed re Denial of Motion for Class Certification    

Unfortunately, the court denied our Motion for Class Certification, so we are now proceeding with an appeal to seek a reversal of that decision.

While there is no guarantee that we will be successful, we would not be taking this action if we didn’t believe in the validity of our case.

We will continue to keep you posted as new developments arise.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments about your employment, either with San Gabriel Transit or any other employer, please feel free to call us.


Update - May 16, 2016 - We are Set to Mediate the Case - Can You Help?

If you were a driver for San Gabriel Transit during the past six years and you’ve been meaning to help us with this case, now is the time to do so.  

Did this happen to you?

Did you ask for a 1099 and never get one?
Did San Gabriel Transit force you to buy its insurance?
Did San Gabriel Transit refuse your  request to be reimbursed for costs such as tires, gas, repairs, etc.?
Drive for Access?
Have your computer shut off when you didn’t take a call?
Have to have your car serviced every two weeks by San Gabriel Transit?
Have to pay for insurance and you never got the policy?
Have to stay at your car all the time so you could see the computer display?

If these or anything else you felt was unfair happened to you when you were employed by San Gabriel Transit or City Cab, please contact us now!

Call 818-547-5200 or email tom@falveylaw.com.


Update - November 7, 2015 - Letters have gone out to potential class members.  Have you gotten yours?

If you worked for San Gabriel Transit ("SGT") since February of 2010 - that's right, during the last five and a half years - you might be entitled to be part of this case.

Did you get our letter?  We sent it out to all of those for whom we had names and addresses.  BUT .. MAYBE ... if you moved, the address given to us by SGT is no good, so you couldn't get our letter.  Or maybe we got a wrong address.  That happens.

So please contact us if you haven't gotten a letter or call from our office.

ALSO .. Stacey Murphy has been deposed.  Did you deal with her?  Did you have disagreements with her or anyone else at SGT about your pay or assignments?  

Or having to pay for the weekly lease on weeks when you didn't use the car?  

Or for life insurance?  Did you ever see that Life Insurance Policy?

If not, and you want to help, there's another reason  you should call our office.l

We have learned a lot of information since our last update, and thank all those of you who have responded for your help.

But we can always use more information to support our upcoming Motion for Class Certification.  

So if you didn't get a call or letter from us, please call us at 818-547-5200 or 626-795-0205.

Even if you are no longer working for San Gabriel Transit, we may still be able to get unpaid wages for you.  So please email or call us soon.  Thanks very much.


Update - March 23, 2015: San Gabriel transit required to provide names

The court has required San Gabriel Transit to provide us with the names of those people who drove for San Gabriel Transit in California during the past five years.

As a result, if you drove for San Gabriel Transit during that time, you should get a letter from us very soon.

If you do not get such a letter, please call us. Maybe you've moved and the letter won't get to you. Or maybe San Gabriel Transit put down the wrong address by mistake. Or maybe they left your name off the list.

Either way, we want to know if you ever felt you were not paid for all miles you drove. Also, we want to know if you ever got a 1099 or a paystub. We also want to know if you had to pay for insurance, whether it was for health or accident or anything else, for which you didn't get anything at all.

We'd also like you to help us find other class members. You might have information of which we are not aware at all. If you believe you can help in any way, please give us a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks very much. We hope to hear from you soon.


Plaintiff’s Allegations

A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by Francisco Gonzales (the Plaintiff) against San Gabriel Transit (the Defendant).

This case is for Mr. Gonzales and individuals who worked as Drivers for San Gabriel Transit in California at any time during the four years preceding the filing of the lawsuit on February 14, 2014 and amended on July 22, 2014. The case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court as Case Number BC 536584 (a copy of the Complaint is attached).

In this lawsuit, filed on behalf of themselves and those people who worked at the same job, Plaintiff claims that San Gabriel Transit did not comply with California law for payment of wages, by claiming that those driving for San Gabriel Transit were not employees, but misclassified them as independent contractors. If successful, a class action allows all such individuals to receive back wages that are owed to them.

The court has not yet ruled on any of Plaintiff's allegations or determined whether the case is appropriate for class action status.

If you drove for San Gabriel Transit in the State of California since February 14, 2010, we would like to speak with you. Please contact us by either calling our office at 818-547-5200 or 626-795-0205, by mailing us at 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, California 91203, or by emailing us at tom@falveylaw.com.

If you are or were such a driver you can help us in this case. If you have any documents relating to your work there, such as copies of checks, nametags, anything you signed, pictures of vehicles you drove, payments you made for leasing vehicles, manuals, emails, letters, timesheets, schedules, instructions or anything else, it might help us and others to see them.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Your call might go a long way toward helping all these Drivers and Helpers.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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