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What is the latest update in the case?

Last updated: March 24, 2020 at 19:15 pm

The case has settled and settlement checks were distributed to the class on March 20, 2020. To check on the status of your check or if you have any questions about the payment, including questions about tax reporting, please contact the Claims Administrator, CPT Group, Inc., at 1-888-766-9812.

What is the case about?

This is a putative class action case. Plaintiff was employed as an electrician by Ardent Companies, Inc. on oil platforms off the California coast. Plaintiff alleges, in part, that Ardent failed to pay him overtime as required by California law, because Plaintiff was not paid for all hours he was required to remain on the offshore oil platforms.

The Plaintiff seek damages, penalties, and restitution, as well as interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs on behalf of himself and all other putative class members.

Where is the case pending?

The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California as Case No. 2:18-CV-02763-GW. The case is assigned to the Honorable George H. Wu.

Who does this case involve? (What is the “Putative Class”?)

The putative class is defined as “All hourly and otherwise non-exempt employees of Defendants, who, at any time within four year from the date of filing of this lawsuit, worked on oil platforms off of the California coast for periods of 24 hours or more.”

The class period is February 23, 2014 to 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

Orozco v. Ardent Companies Complaint

Orozco v. Ardent Companies Scheduling Order