Los Angeles, CA: A $28 million settlement has been reached in an employment class action lawsuit pending against Schneider National Carriers Inc. The lawsuit was brought by more than 6,000 California truck drivers who alleged the company had violated state wage-and-hour laws and failed to provide meal and rest breaks.
The plaintiffs are California-based truckers who worked for Schneider as intermodal, dedicated or regional drivers from November 2004 to the present. As a class, they have asked the court to approve the settlement, thereby ending the litigation which began in 2008.
Under the proposed terms, 73 percent of the $28 million, or about $20.5 million, will be paid to settle claims made by the so-called dedicated and intermodal driver subclasses. The remaining $7.56 million would be used to settle the claims of the regional driver subclass.
"This settlement represents a substantial recovery for the class, and a well-crafted compromise of the divergent positions of the parties,"the motion states, and: "clearly meets, and exceeds, the standards for preliminary approval."
A final hearing is scheduled for late September.
The case is Morris Bickley et al. v. Schneider National Carriers Inc., case number 4:08-cv-05806, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
UPDATE (As of July 26, 2017): Great News! The settlement check disbursements have been completed and are being mailed out today. Checks will be valid for 180 days from issuance. Any expired, uncashed checks will be transferred to the California Unclaimed Property Fund in the name of and for the benefit of such class members. Counsel for the Class thank all of the driver class members for their patience during the extended time it took to defeat the two “objectors” to the settlement.
Posted by Linda
when will the checks be mailed out?
Posted by PBJ
Ok, so I went to my mailbox today and -- BAM! -- there it was - the same water bill I get from the city every month around this time..
(But no CPT/Schneider check)
Posted by eric williams
Ok, so i called the attorney for the plaintiff, Marlin&Saltzman 1-818-991-808, this morning and spoke with someone that said the date for payouts is still undetermined, but that this site can be checked for updates.
hope this helps everyone.
Posted by John Stinchecum
I heard a rumor that it would payout in feb.
Posted by Michael J Sumner
Why are these people not updating anyone one a payout date? I receive a letter about 8 months ago about receiving a check in October. October has passed, a new year has come and still no check or answers.
Posted by Jeff Camasi
I received a letter stating that I would be compensated regarding this Schneider lawsuit.
Posted by Michael J Sumner
I recever a card in the mail months ago saying I would be getting a check in October for the schneider class action. I have not gotten a check or letter and can't find any updates on what's going on
Posted by Ray
Any info on the payout date?
Posted by Luis Renta
They said that they would go to court October 6th 2016 to see if they were on the same page for the suit. I'm going to call myself to see if they came to a conclusion. I'll post the number on here as soon as I get home from driving have a good on guys
Posted by Shaun Glessner
So I filled out all the proper paperwork months, if not a year ago, and received a letter about the win and what I would be receiving but I have misplaced the letter and I'm unaware of when I should be expecting a check?
Posted by Richard Valentyne
Need info on whom to contact please, I am a former inter modal, solo, and team driver from California during time period indicated in lawsuit. We always discussed these issues, finally something was done. Thank You for any help in advance.
Posted by Byron Brown
Schneider national is still doing the same thing,im a intermodel driver out of frenchcamp California.
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