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What is the latest update in the case?

Last updated: October 25, 2018 at 22:19 pm

The case was filed on February 23, 2018. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The court has set a hearing on whether the class should be certified for February 4, 2019, and our moving papers on this motion are due by January 1, 2019.

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

http://www.strausslawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018.02.23-Complaint.pdf

Orozco v. Ardent Companies Scheduling Order

http://www.strausslawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018.05.24-16-Courts-Civil-Minutes-re-Scheduling-Conference.pdf