Croft et al v. Protomotive, Inc et al
ORDER granting 44 Motion to decertify collective action, as set forth. The case will proceed only upon the individual claims of Plaintiffs. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on September 10, 2013. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DONNA CROFT; BOBBIE HICKMAN; and
BENJAMIN SUTTON, Individually and on
Behalf of Others Similarly Situated
Case No. 3:12-CV-03102
PROTOMOTIVE, INC.; PROTOMOTIVE, LLC;
TODD KNIGHTON and CYNTHIA KNIGHTON,
Individually and as Owners/Managers of
On May 13, 2013, the Court conditionally certified this action a collective action under 29
U.S.C. § 216(b) and authorized the issuance of notice and a consent to join form to potential class
members (Doc. 38). Before the Court is Defendants’ motion to decertify collective action (Doc. 44).
Plaintiffs have filed a response (Doc. 46) stating that they do not oppose Defendants’ motion to
decertify. No potential class members consented to join this action within the opt-in period, which
expired on August 11, 2013. The Court finds it would be inappropriate to allow Plaintiffs’ claims
to proceed on a collective basis. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ motion
to decertify collective action (Doc. 44) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action should be and is decertified as a collective
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter shall proceed only upon the individual claims
of Plaintiffs Donna Croft, Bobbie Hickman, and Benjamin Sutton, and discovery shall continue
IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of September, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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