Update: March 1, 2021 – We are still aiming toward resolving this case, either by settlement, or by going to trial if necessary
As you may know, but if you don’t, we’re telling you now, the courts have undergone serious delays because of Covid. Normally, we would have gone to trial last year. But the coronavirus pretty much stopped everything in its tracks in terms of legal proceedings.
So if you’ve been waiting for good news, so have we. We are still proceeding with the case, and have asked the judge for further assistance, in regard to resolving this case one way or another. But we’ll all have to be patient.
Our case was filed about two and a half years ago. It’s because of the help of people like you that the court granted class certification.
But like before, we can still use your help! Maybe you didn’t want to contact us because you still worked for Quest. Maybe you no longer work there, either by your choice or theirs.
But if you do have any facts, or emails or texts or photos or material that you think could help us, we’d definitely like to see it. ? You can help yourself and your fellow employees by helping us, by either mailing copies of such documents to my law office (address above) or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org?.
Like we said before, we’re concerned that we don’t know all the employees covered by this case. If we don’t have their names, or their they – or you – have changed addresses you might be left out of any recovery.
So if you feel you’re a potential class member and haven’t received something in the mail from our side about it, then you might be one of those people. Help us out. If you or any Quest employee who you hear get a letter about this class action, reach out to us via email or phone.
Perhaps you need to talk about the case, or your employment since then, concerning Quest or with any other employer. Or maybe regarding some other legal matter. If so, feel free to call us at 818-547-5200 or 626-795-0205. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
In the meantime, we wish you health and safety, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Update: June 3, 2019 – The Court Ruled in Our Favor. Our Motion For Class Certification Was Granted!
Have you been waiting for this decision by the Court? We were, too. We know a lot of you have been wondering what’s been happening on this case, and we are glad to report that with one exception, the court granted all of our requests.
As you may recall, our case was filed August 1, 2018. Since that time, we took the depositions of Sandra Lynn Laidlaw and Ribka Fox. With the help of several of you, we have gotten a much better handle on this case, as proven by our victory yesterday in court.
But we can still use your help! Unless Quest agrees to settle this case, we’ll be going to trial. Do you have any information that you think could help us? If so, would you please help yourself and this case and others, and provide whatever you have to us by either mailing copies to my law office (address above) or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Also, while we’ve been given a list of employees, in the past, we’ve found that sometimes employees names are left off. Or that the addresses are no longer valid. If you feel you’re a potential class member and didn’t get something in the mail from our side about it, then you might be one of those people. So if you know of any current or former Quest employees who didn’t get a letter about this class action, please let them know. Or you can provide their information to us, if you like. And if you didn’t get something in the mail, be sure to get hold of us.
Or maybe you want to talk about the case, or your employment since then, with Quest or with any other employer. Or maybe regarding some other legal matter. If so, feel free to call us at 818-547-5200 or 626-795-0205. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
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Thanks very much for whatever you can or will do.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Update: Jan. 1, 2019 – Motion For Class Certification Set to be Heard March 4, 2019
We know a lot of you have been wondering what’s been happening on this case.
Our case was consolidated with another later-filed case last fall, and that slowed the litigation down a bit.
We then filed our Motion for Class Certification on August 1, 2018, but because of various interruptions (many because of unfortunate personal circumstances), our request to have the class certified has not yet been decided upon by the court.
Our office has taken the depositions, however, of Sandra Lynn Laidlaw and Ribka Fox. We have also filed declarations on behalf of our case, which we believe will assist us in proving the justification for filing this class action lawsuit.
Do you have any information that you think could help us in our case? If so, would you please help yourself and this case and others, and provide whatever you have to us by either mailing copies to our law office or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Or, if you want to talk about the case, or your employment since then, with Quest or with any other employer or regarding any other matter, feel free to call us at 626-795-0205.
Thanks very much for whatever you can do.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Update: March 9, 2017 – You Can Talk to Us!
Did you work for Quest? What are the chances you were told that you couldn’t talk to other employees – even if you got there before work began? Who told you that? Was it in writing?
If Quest told you that you weren’t to talk with each other, please call us. If you got in trouble from Quest for that, we really want to talk to you.
And, if you were fired either from Quest or anywhere else for discussing your salary, be sure to call us right away.
Thanks. We hope to hear from you soon.
Update: Feb. 13, 2017
Great News – We finally got the class list of employees from Quest! Look for our letter coming soon!
It took a long time, but we finally received the list of employees from Quest who were willing to talk to us. The vast majority of you – if you were employed by Quest as a Route Service Representatives since September, 2011 – were willing to let us do that, just as we expected.
You can expect to get a letter from us explaining a bit more about the case in the next week or so.
If you don’t get such a letter, please call us at once. It would mean that either we have an incorrect address for you, or that you were somehow left off the list.
Thanks very much. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Update: Dec. 28, 2016 – Quest Is Holding Out!
Why would this be?
A Notice was supposed to be going out to all potential class members, telling them of our interest in talking with them, but either Quest – or its attorneys – still haven’t provided the list of names and addresses, more than a month after they were supposed to do so.
Have you worked for Quest Diagnostics as a Route Service Representatives in California during the past five years? If so, perhaps you can help us out with our case.
Are you getting your destinations by text? On a schedule on a computer that changes throughout the day? Are you working so hard, having to drive to so many labs that you barely have time to use the restroom? Are you eating a sandwich on the run?
Call us if any of those things apply to you, or if you think we should know anything else about your employment at Quest.
Here’s all you have to do. You can email us at email@example.com and let us know anything you think will help.
Or you can call our office at (818) 547-5200 or (626) 795-0205.
You want to send us copies of your paystubs, your schedules, your timesheets, your earnings statements, or emails? You can mail them to us at Falvey Law Offices, 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, CA 91203.
Sometimes, people send us that kind of thing with no identifying information.
Thanks for whatever you can do.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Case Filed: Sept. 9, 2019 – Plaintiff’s Allegations
On September 9, 2015, we filed a proposed class-action lawsuit entitled Clark v Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories, Inc. (the Defendant, “Quest”).
This case seeks unpaid wages for employees who were and were or are employed by Quest who held the position of Route Service Representatives for Defendant’s Hub in Los Angeles County at any time during the four years before the lawsuit was filed. The case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court as Case Number BC 594022.
In this lawsuit, filed on behalf of Mr. Clark and those people who worked at the same job, Plaintiff claims that Quest did not comply with California law for payment of wages. This also includes claims for failure to pay minimum wages, overtime compensation, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods. It also includes claims for failure to provide timely wages upon termination of employment and for failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements.
If we are successful, a class action allows former and current employees to receive back pay that is 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 Quest as an hourly employee in the State of California since September 9, 2011, we would like to speak with you. Please call our office at (818) 547-5200 or (626) 795-0205. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you like, you can mail us at Falvey Law Offices, 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, CA 91203.
Your calling and contacting us may help us in this case. If you have any documents relating to your job there, such as copies of earnings statements, checks, paystubs, nametags, that might assist our case. Similarly, if you can let us review anything you signed, or provide names of fellow employees, manuals, emails, letters, timesheets, schedules 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 employees at Quest.
We hope to hear from you soon.