What is the latest update in the case?

Last updated: November 7, 2016 at 19:24 pm

The case has settled, subject to court approval.  The court will be holding a hearing for final approval of the settlement on February 17, 2017.

What is the case about?

This case is a class action lawsuit which was filed against C & C Boats. Eric Heraux filed the original Class Action Complaint on July 13, 2015.  Eric Heraux is designated as the “Class Representative.”  Based on the assertion that C & C Boats owes the class members compensation for their sleep periods, the Class Action Complaint alleges that C & C Boats failed to (a) properly pay straight time wages or, in the alternative, overtime wages, (b) provide meal periods, (c) provide compliant wages statements, (d) pay wages in a timely manner to terminated employees, and (e) in these ways engaged in unfair competition.  The Action was brought as a putative class action and sought damages, penalties, and restitution, as well as interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

Where is the case pending?

The case is pending in the Ventura County Superior Court as Case No. 56-2015-00469765-CU-OE-VTA. The case is assigned to the Honorable Kevin G. DeNoce.

Who is in the class?

The court has certified the class for settlement purposes. The “class” is defined as each person who was employed by C & C Boats, Inc. as a non-exempt crew member (sometimes informally referred to as “deckhand”, “engineer”, or “mate”) between July 13, 2011, and October 18, 2016.

I think I am a class member. Where can I get a copy of the class notice?

The court has appointed a claims administrator — CPT Group, Inc. — to distribute notices to class members.  If your class notice is lost or you need a copy, please contact CPT Group directly at 1-888-567-5968.

My address has changed. To whom do I give my new address?

The court has appointed a claims administrator — CPT Group, Inc. — to handle the administration of the settlement.  If your address has changed, please contact CPT Group directly at 1-888-567-5968.

Key Documents in the Case

Plaintiff’s Complaint

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Defendant’s Answer to the Complaint

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Court’s Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement

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How do I get involved?

If you are a class member, you can contact the lawyers at Strauss & Strauss, APC for more information. Call us at (805) 641-6600.