Past CASES

"The district court certified a class of former and current employees of U.S. Security Associates, Inc. (“USSA”), who allege that USSA committed numerous violations of California labor law. USSA filed a petition to appeal the district court's certification order, which we granted. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(f). On appeal, USSA argues that the court erred in certifying the meal break sub-class, because the plaintiffs failed to establish “questions of law or fact common to the class” that “predominate” over questions affecting only individual members. Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(a)(2), (b)(3). We hold that the district court did not abuse its discretion by certifying the meal break sub-class. Accordingly, we affirm."

-- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


DHL Express, Inc.

“Individual Plaintiff Amanita Naupoto, also known as Taina Naupoto, erroneously suing under the misspelled name of Taina Napoto ("Plaintiff" or "Class Representative"), having made an application pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 23(e) for entry of an order (a) preliminarily approving the settlement of the litigation pursuant to the Settlement Agreement (the "Agreement"); (b) conditionally certifying a class for purposes of proceedings in connection with the final approval of the Agreement; (c) approving the form of Class Notice of Settlement and directing the manner of delivery thereof; (d) approving Kenneth H. Yoon, Esq. and the Law Offices of Kenneth H. Yoon, Peter M. Hart, Esq. and the Law Offices of Peter M. Hart, Larry W. Lee and Diversity Law Group, and Eric S. Honig, Esq. and the Law Office of Eric Honig as Class Counsel.”

Napoto v. DHL Express (Usa), Inc., Case No.: 3:2009-CV-09-01551-JL. (N.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2010)


UPS Ground Freight, Inc.

Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Final Judgment by Judge Otis D Wright, II: Payment of the following to be made per settlement agreement: The award of $752,954.80 attorney fees and $20,000.00 in costs; enhancement of $40,000.00 to Representative plaintiffs Jaime Castro and Reyes Alvarez ($20,000.00 each); payment of $42,500.00 of administrative costs shall be paid to the Claims Administrator by defendants; payment of $35,000.00 to California labor and Workforce Development Agency for its share of settlement and civil penalties; (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (lc)

Jaime Castro et al v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. et al, No. 2:2008cv04898 - Document 49 (C.D. Cal. 2009)