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Chavez v. Teavana - Class Action Lawsuit


Update June 12, 2013 - Case slowed pending new attorneys coming on board for Teavana

As some of you may know, Teavana was purchased by Starbucks. As a result of that purchase, Teavana changed attorneys.

Because of that change, the case has been delayed, but we are hopeful and expect that it will move forward during this year toward possible resolution.

If you worked for Teavana during the past five years or so, and you think you have information which would be of use to our case, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us. We'd be grateful to hear from you.


Update - 10/18/12

For those of you who are possible members of this class action, you should know that we attempted to resolve this matter through mediation this past week. While we can't provide any details, we can let you know that the mediation process is continuing. Whether that will result in the case being resolved will only be known over time.

THUS, If you believe you are, or know that you have been designated a member of this class, we URGE you to contact us, in order that we may gather information to assist us in this mediation.

We would be especially interested in being able to review earnings statements, paystubs, schedules, timesheets, timecards, job descriptions, and any other documents you feel might assist us in our goal. Perhaps you have documents discussing working during meal or rest breaks, or at home. Or maybe you have records of time worked off the clock, and which your district or regional managers were aware, e.g., in emails or texts.

Thanks for any help you can provide. Of course, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.


Plaintiff's Allegations

A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by Brenda Chavez ("Plaintiff") against Teavana Corporation, on behalf of employees holding the title of General Manager who worked for Defendants in California, at any time during the four years preceding the filing of the lawsuit on December 28, 2011. The case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, and is entitled Brenda Chavez v. Teavana Corporation, Case No. BC 475921 (a copy of the complaint is attached).

In this lawsuit, filed on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff Chavez contends that Teavana did not comply with the requirements under California law for payment of wages. If successful, a class action allows former and current employees 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 worked for Teavana Corporation as a General Manager in the State of California since December 28, 2007, we would like to speak with you. Please contact us by either calling our office at 626.795.0205, by mailing us at 301 North Lake Avenue, Suite 800, Pasadena, California, 91101, or by emailing us at tom@falveylaw.com.


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