Ibrahim, et al. v. Climatec, Inc., et al.

Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Orange

Case No.: 30-2012-00552570-CU-OE-CXC

This website and the Class Notice (PDF: 286.9 kB) describe a proposed settlement of the lawsuit: Ibrahim, et al. v. Climatec, Inc., et al. pending in Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2012-00552570-CU-OE-CXC (the “Lawsuit”).  Complaints were filed in the Lawsuit on March 9, 2012 (Class Action Complaint), September 27, 2013 (Cross-Complaint), and April 12, 2016 (Amended Cross-Complaint).  Plaintiff Jared Lee was added as a plaintiff to this action on November 20, 2017, pursuant to an Amendment to the Amended Class Action Cross-Complaint.  The Class Notice (PDF: 286.9 kB) is being sent to Class Members by the order of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Orange, which preliminarily approved the settlement on October 16, 2018.  The Class Notice (PDF: 286.9 kB) informs you of the terms of the proposed settlement, describes your rights in connection with the settlement, and explains what steps you may take to object to, or exclude yourself from, the settlement.  If you do not exclude yourself from the settlement and the settlement is finally approved by the Court, you will receive a settlement payment and be bound by the terms of the settlement and any final judgment.

After engaging in extensive investigation, a full day of mediation before an experienced mediator in which both sides recognized the substantial risks of an adverse result in the Lawsuit for either side, and extensive post mediation negotiations, Plaintiffs and Defendants agreed on a class settlement that was preliminarily approved by the Court on October 16, 2018.  Plaintiffs and Class Counsel support the settlement. 

The class settlement represents a compromise and settlement of highly disputed claims.  Nothing in the settlement is intended or will be construed as an admission by any of the Released Parties (as defined in the settlement agreement in this case) that Plaintiffs’ claims in the Lawsuit have merit or that is has any liability to Plaintiffs or the Class on those claims.

The parties and their counsel have concluded that the settlement is advantageous, considering the risks and uncertainties to each side of continued litigation.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THE SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING AND REMAIN IN THE CLASS

Obtain settlement benefits and give up your rights to ever sue any of the Released Parties (as defined in the settlement agreement in this case) about any of the claims in this case.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

Opt out of the class by Friday, December 21, 2018 and get no benefits from the settlement, and keep your rights to be part of any other lawsuit against any of the Released Parties (as defined in the settlement agreement in this case) about any of the claims in this case.

OBJECT

Write to the Settlement Administrator by December 21, 2018 about why you do not like the settlement or any of its terms. If you want to object, you will remain in the class and may still receive a settlement payment.

 

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE OR CONTACT THE COURT OR DEFENDANTS’ COUNSEL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SETTLEMENT.


This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Heffler Claims Group LLC, the Claims Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 1-844-367-8806.

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

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Important Dates

  • Class Notice Packets Mailed.

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    Class Notice Packets mailed to Class Members via first-class mail.

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    You must complete and mail your Opt-Out Form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.

  • Objection Deadline.

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    You must mail your written objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are served on the Settlement Administrator no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.

  • Deadline for Disputes to Number of Workweeks.

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    If you dispute the information about the number of Workweeks that Defendants’ records show you worked during the Class Period-Travel Time Claim [and/or Class Period-Meal Period Claim], you must advise the Settlement Administrator to substantiate your dispute by Friday, December 21, 2018.

  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019. Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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