SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Case No. JCCP4871
IF YOU WERE RETAINED TO WORK AS A ROADSHOW REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY COSTCO WAREHOUSE IN CALIFORNIA AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 19, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 7, 2018 (“CLASS MEMBERS”), OR WERE RETAINED TO WORK AS A ROADSHOW REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY COSTCO WAREHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 19, 2013 THROUGH MARCH 7, 2018 (“COLLECTIVE MEMBERS”) YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO MONEY UNDER THE PROPOSED COLLECTIVE AND CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
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The California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, has granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement (“Settlement”) of the above-captioned action (“Collective and Class Action”), Case No. JCCP4871 (“Action”).
- This Settlement, if approved, would provide One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000) to resolve a lawsuit over whether Costco Wholesale Corp. (“Costco”), Smart Professionals, LLC (“Smart Professionals”) and Morgan & Sampson, Inc. (“Morgan & Sampson”) owes money to Collective Members and Class Members. The Plaintiffs in the Collective and Class Action allege that Collective Members and Class Members were hired by Smart Professionals to perform services at Costco and that they were not paid for all time worked, were not paid overtime, were not provided meal and rest breaks, were not timely paid wages (including all final wages due upon termination), and were not reimbursed for employee business expenses. The Collective and Class Action seeks recovery of damages and penalties under the applicable laws. The Collective and Class Action alleges that Costco and Morgan & Sampson were joint employers with Smart Professionals, and that Costco and Morgan & Sampson were therefore jointly liable with Smart Professionals for the claims asserted in the lawsuit.
- The Court has not determined that Costco or any other defendant violated the law. The two sides disagree on whether Plaintiffs or the Defendants would have prevailed if the case had gone to trial. Costco and Morgan and Sampson deny that they were joint employers with Smart Professionals, a separate company, and deny that they violated any laws or harmed any Collective Member or Class Member in any way.
To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you may download and read the Full Notice or the Settlement Documents, and the Frequently Asked Questions section provided on this website.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the information provided on this website and the settlement documents carefully.