Monte v. Image Distribution Services (which does business as Fontis Solutions) is a putative class action against Fontis on behalf of salespersons in California. It is a salesperson class action against Fontis Solutions brought under California law, filed on September 26, 2016.

What is the latest update in the case?

Last updated: July 9, 2018 at 23:44 pm

The case is currently in progress. No trial date has been set.

The court set a date for Plaintiff to file his motion for class certification.  The deadline is September 7, 2018. The hearing on the motion is scheduled for January 7, 2019.

What is the case about?

Plaintiff Larry Monte (“Plaintiff”) has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Image Distribution Services (“Fontis Solutions”). Plaintiff seeks to represent all employees who worked for Fontis Solutions as salespersons in California between September 26, 2012 and the present. Plaintiff alleges that he and those similarly-situated employees have not received full and correct pay for all hours worked. The specific claims made are:

  1. Failure to pay overtime premium wages (Labor Code § 510)
  2. Unauthorized deductions from wages (Labor Code §§ 221-224)
  3. Failure to reimburse job-related expenses (Labor Code § 2802)
  4. Unfair competition (Business and Professions Code § 17200)
  5. Pay stub violations (Labor Code § 226)
  6. Failure to timely pay final wages (Labor Code § 203)
  7. Failure to pay minimum wages (Labor Code §§ 1194, 1197, 1194.2)
  8. Failure to provide legally compliant rest periods (Labor Code § 226.7)

Fontis denies Plaintiff’s allegations and contends that it fully complied with California law. Fontis also contends that Plaintiff may not bring his lawsuit as a class action or for the benefit of any employees other than himself.

The Court has not yet decided these issues.

Where is the case pending?

The case is pending in the Ventura County Superior Court as Case No. 56-2016-00486848-CU-OE-VTA. The case is assigned to the Honorable Kevin DeNoce.

Who are the lawyers representing the class?

The class is represented by two law firms: Strauss & Strauss, APC and Da Vega Fisher Mechtenberg, LLP.

Who is in the class?

The court has not yet certified the class. It is not until such time that the “class” has a legal definition. However, at this time, the putative class is defined as “All persons employed by Image Distribution Solutions as salespersons at any location in California at any time during the period of four years before the filing of the Complaint in this matter and through the present.”

I think I am a class member. What should I do?

Please contact Strauss & Strauss directly for more information. Call us at (805) 641-6601.

Key Documents in the Case

Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint

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Defendant’s Answer to First Amended Complaint

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