Update: May, 2019 – FINAL APPROVAL GRANTED and CHECKS MAILED OUT!
By now, if you’re a member of this class, you should have gotten your check from CPT Group, the third party administrator in charge of such disbursements.
If you believe you are a member of the class and have not received such a notice, it might mean your mailing was misaddressed, or lost in the mail, or for some reason you weren’t included in the mailing.
SO IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED PAYMENT, CONTACT CPT GROUP NOW at 949-428-1084. Emilio Cofinco is the Case Manager. CPT’s address is 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Its main telephone number is 800-542-0900.
ALSO, the DEADLINE for CASHING THE CHECKS IS 8/5/2019! So when you get that check, be sure to cash or deposit it BEFORE THAT DATE or it will no longer be valid.
Also, f you have any thoughts or concerns about any aspect of your employment, either with Galpin or any other employer, feel free to call our office at either 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200, or email us at Tom@falveylaw.com.
We’ll be glad to speak with you.
Update: September, 2018 – Motion for Preliminary Approval GRANTED!
Yes!! The court has granted our motion for preliminary approval of settlement of this case.
Please be patient, however. The hearing on the Motion for FINAL Approval will not take place until early next year, as shown on the attached order of the Court.
If you’re a member of this class, you should be getting a notice of the terms of the settlement sometime next month. If you don’t receive such a notice, it might mean your notice was misaddressed, or lost in the mail, or for some reason you weren’t included in the mailing.
So if you don’t get such a notice by October 20, 2018, feel free to call our office at either 626.795.0205 or 818-547-5200, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Likewise if you have any thoughts or concerns about any aspect of your employment, either with Galpin or any other employer, we’ll be glad to speak with you.
Update: August 5, 2018 – Motion for Preliminary Approval Filed!
We wanted you to know! We’ve filed a motion for preliminary approval of a potential settlement of this case, currently set to be heard September 6, 2018.
While the court has not yet ruled on this motion, we’re hopeful to have a decision to you sometime next month, or in the near future.
In the meantime, if you or any colleagues have any questions about this case, please call us at 626.795.0205
Likewise if you have any thoughts or concerns about any aspect of your employment, either with Galpin or any other employer, we’d be glad to hear from you.
Thanks so much.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Update: December 5, 2017 – Galpin hopes to push the case into Arbitration
Galpin Is hoping the court will force this case into arbitration, and in the process try to limits its damages.
Can we ask you to please do us and Galpin workers a big favor?
Have you worked for any of the Galpin companies, e.g., Galpin Motors, Galpin Jaguar, Galpin Lincoln-Mercury?
Please help yourself and your fellow employees – whether you still work there or not, and call us at 818-547-5200.
Just give us a few minutes of your time.
If you can do that, we’ll have what you know available as we go ahead to try to help the Galpin employees who might be part of this case.
Thanks very much.
We hope to hear from each of you soon.
Cressall v Galpin Motors – New Private Attorney General Action (PAGA) filed August 3rd, 2017
Earlier this month our firm filed for Civil Penalties under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) of 2004, Labor Code 2698, et seq., in Case No. BC671021, against Galpin Motors, Inc., Galpin Jaguar Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., and Galpin Honda (hereafter, collectively, “Galpin”). A copy of the complaint is attached here.
In his lawsuit, Plaintiff contends that Galpin did not comply with the requirements under California law, and specifically failed to provide such employees with payment for all hours worked, including minimum and overtime wages.
Plaintiff has also pleaded in his complaint that Galpin failed to provide adequate off-duty meal periods and payment for missed meal periods, as well as for missed rest periods and failure to pay employees for such rest periods.
Further, Plaintiff contends that as a matter of policy, Galpin knowingly and intentionally provided Plaintiff with wage statements, that do not show all wages earned, all hours worked and/or applicable rates of pay.
Plaintiff also contends that, as a matter of policy and/or practice, Galpin failed to pay Plaintiff all wages due and owing upon termination of employment, including, but not limited to payment of wages for off-the-clock work, overtime compensation and missed meal and rest periods compensation.
Galpin has not yet responded to the complaint. The court has not yet ruled on any of Plaintiff’s allegations.
If you are or were an employee of Galpin in California since August, 2016, we would like to speak with you. Please contact us by either calling our office at 818-547-5200, by mailing us at 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, CA 91203. You may also email us at email@example.com.