Results

The following are short summaries of just our successful results within the last several years. Of course, every case is different.

The following are short summaries of just our successful results within the last several years.  Of course, every case is different.

Defendant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Restaurant $1,625,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (a chain of fine dining, US steakhouses) on behalf of themselves and all employees similarly situated. The Complaint alleged failure to pay wages, failure to provide rest periods and meal breaks, violation of the unfair competition law of the California Business and Professional Codes §17200, and failure to provide uniforms and tools.

Defendant Champps Restaurant $275,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Champps Operating Corporation, Champps Americana Restaurant & Bar and Champps Restaurant and Bar, a single location restaurant, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated employees. The complaint contained causes of action for failure to pay overtime compensation, unlawful business practices, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination of employment, failure to pay minimum wages. (violations of Labor Code sections 1194, 226.7, 512, 203 as well as California Business & Professions Code section 17200). After vigorous litigation, Quintilone & Associates was able to resolve the claims for the class.

Miller v. Ruth Chris Steak House. Orange County (“OC”) California Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations). Class Certification granted and claim resolved in 2006. More than 800 employee class members.

Defendant Red Robin Restaurant $2,000,000 2006: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against Red Robin on behalf of himself and all California restaurant employees of Defendant Red Robin. The Complaint alleged failure to provide meal and rest periods under the California Labor Code §1194, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination and waiting time penalties under California Labor Code §203, and violation of California’s unfair competition law.

Poirot v. Extron. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This Class Action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) violations. Class certification was approved in June 2007. 752 employee class members.

Defendant Lone Star Steakhouse $750,000 2007: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon on behalf of himself and others similarly situated. The complaint contained causes of action for failure to pay overtime compensation, unlawful business practices, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination of employment, failure to pay minimum wages and failure to provide and maintain uniforms (violations of Labor Code sections 1194, 226.7, 512, 203 as well as California Business & Professions Code section 17200).

Defendant XYZ Restaurant Chain (Confidential Defendant) $1,400,000 2007: Plaintiffs filed Complaints against a chain of seafood restaurants on behalf of themselves and a purported class of similarly situated employees. The Complaints claimed failure to provide meal periods, rest periods and overtime compensation to front and back of house non-exempt employees in accordance with the California Labor Code, waiting time penalties under California Law, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and unlawful provisions of compensatory time violation of Business and Professions Code section 17200.

Defendant Confidential Mortgage Company $350,000 2008: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against an online Mortgage Company on behalf of a class of 90 processing clerks bringing causes of action for unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal breaks, unauthorized deductions, waiting time penalties, improper wage statements and unfair business practices. Quintilone & Associates was able to quickly and efficiently resolve the claims for the class.

Defendant Lending Tree Mortgage $2,500,000 2008: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Lending Tree (an online marketplace of lenders where consumers can complete a loan request and compare offers from allegedly competing lenders) on behalf of loan officers, mortgage bankers, equity specialists, and any similar positions, bringing causes of action for unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal breaks, unauthorized deductions, waiting time penalties, improper wage statements and unfair business practices.

Kareotes v. GMAC. (Ditech.com) OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, unpaid commissions, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations). More than 90 employee class members. Class Certification granted May 2008.

Huggett v. Red Robin. United States District Court (“USDC”) in the Central District of California. This Class Action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations). Class Certification was granted on July 30, 2008. More than 3,700 employee class members.

Defendant Bank of America $16,650,000 2009: A class action was filed on behalf of current and former mortgage loan officers of Bank of America against Bank of America National Association alleging violation of California laws by failing to reimburse mortgage loan officers for business expenses, including cell phone usage and mileage and by making unlawful deductions from mortgage loan officer wages. After considerable efforts by counsel and the class representatives, Bank of America agreed to settle the matter for $16.65 million.

Defendant XYZ Hotel Chain (Confidential Defendant) $1,625,000 2009: Plaintiff filed Complaint against a California hotel group on behalf of class members. The Complaint alleged that employees were required to modify their overtime pay, clock out for meal periods that were not taken, were not provided with required meal and rest periods, were not provided reporting pay time, were forced to purchase the tools and/or instruments and uniforms from employer, were forced to work off the clock, were not provided with itemized pay. It was also alleged that the failed to pay all outstanding wages due to the employees upon termination.

Cosic .v Lonestar Steakhouse & Saloon OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations and derivative claims. More than 1,637 hourly employees Certification granted March 23, 2009.

Jackson v. Tharaldson Lodging. USDC Central District California. Lead counsel in a wage & hour class action that asserted claims for unpaid overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations (as well as other related allegations) Approximately 2,000 employee class members. Certification granted September 30, 2009.

Bracamonte v. May Company. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead counsel in this contested and certified class action asserted claims for waiting time penalties with multiple writs and appeals. Class Certification granted December 1, 2009. 863 employee class members.

Johanson v. Home Loan Center aka Lending Tree. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) violations. Class certification was approved in December 2008. More than 1,800 employee class members.

Estevez v. Fox Sports Grill. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations and derivative claims. More than 500 hourly employees Certification granted 2010.

Bordier v. AT&T. LASC. Lead counsel in a wage & hour class action focusing expense reimbursement and other related claims. Used joint statistical and survey evidence. Class Certification granted May 18, 2010.

Wu v. Bank of America. Los Angeles Superior Court (“LASC”). Wage & hour class action focusing expense reimbursement and other related claims. Used joint statistical and survey evidence. Over 2,300 class members. Class Certification granted September 3, 2010.

Le-Nguyen Lewis v. Aramark. USDC Central District California. Counsel in a wage & hour class action that asserted claims for unpaid overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations (as well as other related allegations) Approximately 23,000 employee class members. Certification granted October 13, 2010.

Rivero v. Schaefer Ambulance. Los Angeles Superior Court (“LASC”). Lead counsel in a wage & hour class action seeking overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest period pay and expense reimbursement. Class Certification granted November 2010. Over 850 class members.

Negrete v. Parker Hannifin. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead counsel in this class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) violations. Class certification approved in May 2011. More than 4,000 employee class members.

Farfan v. UDR. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations and derivative claims. More than 800 hourly employees Certification granted August 12, 2011.

Hernandez v. Norm Reeves Acura. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations and derivative claims. More than 170 hourly employees Certification granted August 11, 2011.

Le v. Hyundai Motor America. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead counsel for wage and hour class action. Final approval granted on September 7, 2011.

Brenes v. Champps. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead counsel for wage and hour class action. Final approval granted on March 6, 2012.

Nguyen v. Sperian Honeywell. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead Counsel in a wage and hour class action. Final Approval granted on June 18, 2012. 239 class members benefited by the settlement.

In re BCBG Wage & Hour Cases. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Co-lead counsel. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) violations. Class certification approved summer 2012. More than 5,000 employee class members.

In re AutoZone Cases. USDC Northern District California, MDL action. Counsel on a contested certification motion with certification granted December 21, 2012. This class action asserts claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) Approximately 20,000 employee class members.

Micciche v. Schneider Electric, USDC Central District California. Lead counsel in this certified class action asserted claims for overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations as well as derivate claims for waiting time penalties. Class Certification granted on January 9, 2013. Over 260 employee class members benefitted.

Skifstrom v. Americare. LASC. Wage and hour class action focusing on meal and rest period claims and unpaid overtime. Final Approval granted on February 25, 2013.

Cerami v. MetLife Bank – USDC Central District California. Class Counsel for a wage and hour class action focusing on unpaid wages and overtime. Motion for Final approval was granted on February 4, 2013.

Wong v. Toni & Guy. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Lead counsel for wage and hour class action. Final approval granted on April 16, 2013. 195 class members benefitted.

Nguyen v. Sechrist. USDC Central District California. Lead counsel in a wage & hour class action that asserted claims for unpaid overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations as well as other derivative claims. Approximately 65 employee class members. Certification granted July 3, 2013.

Nguyen v. Phillips Electronics. USDC Central District California. Lead counsel in this certified class action asserted claims for overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations as well as derivate claims for waiting time penalties. Class Certification granted on October 29, 2013. 900 employee class members benefitted.

Kieu v. Mag Instrument, Inc. County of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga Court. Wage and hour class action focusing on unpaid wages and unpaid overtime wages. Final approval granted on December 17, 2013. Over 1,000 class members were benefitted by the settlement.

Ma v. Covidien. USDC Central District California. Lead counsel in a wage & hour class action that asserted claims for unpaid overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest break violations as well as other derivative claims. Approximately 974 employee class members. Certification granted June 3, 2014.

Felix v. AAA. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. Co-lead counsel in this contested and certified class action that proceeded to a jury trial and asserted claims for unpaid overtime, off the clock work, meal and rest period violations, waiting time penalties and other derivative claims with removal, remand, multiple writs and appeals. Class Certification granted February 9, 2012, Trial June 2013, Final Approval January 27, 2015. Over 2,200 employee class members benefitted.

Quintilone & Associates focuses in Class Actions, Employment Law, Personal Injury, and Business Litigation in Orange County, CA area.