Kress et al v. PriceWaterhouse Coopers, LLP

Filing 166

ORDER signed by Senior Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on 7/21/2010 APPROVING parties' 149 Notice to Stipulated Tax Advisory Groups and Consent to Become a Party Plaintiff forms. (Marciel, M)

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Kress et al v. PriceWaterhouse Coopers, LLP Doc. 166 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 v. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAMUEL BRANDON KRESS, LAC ANH Case No. 2:08-cv-00965 LKK/GGH LE, JASON PATTERSON, LAUREN SAN MATEO, JAMES STEKELBERG, JEFFREY LABERGE, WILLOW MARKHAM, DANA BLINDBURY, ORDER JESSE KENNY, KELLY C. JONES, RICARDO OCHOA and ANTOINE POWELL, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs. PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP, Defendant. This is a wage and hour action arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. section 14 201 et seq. (FLSA), and under California labor laws. On June 2, 2010, the Court issued an Order 15 granting a stipulation between Plaintiffs Samuel Brandon Kress, Lac Anh Le, Jason Patterson, 16 Lauren San Mateo, James Stekelberg, Jeffrey LaBerge, Willow Markham, Dana Blindbury, Jesse 17 Kenny, Kelly C. Jones, and Antoine Powell (collectively, "Plaintiffs") and Defendant 18 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") (together, "the parties") regarding conditional collective 19 certification of three groups of current and/or former PwC employees under 29 U.S.C. 216(b) for 20 purposes of FLSA claims brought by Plaintiffs. The conditionally certified groups consist of all 21 current and former employees of PwC who, at any time between December 11, 2005 and the present, 22 (a) were employed by PwC in the position of Associate in the Disputes, Analysis and Investigations 23 ("DA&I") group of PwC's Advisory line of service, the Threat and Vulnerability Management 24 ("TVM") group of PwC's Advisory line of service, and/or the Tax Projects Delivery Group 25 ("TPDG") of PwC's Tax line of service in the United States at any point from December 11, 2005 to 26 the present; and (b) were not licensed as Certified Public Accountants ("CPAs") during some or all 27 of the time they worked in any of these positions (the "Stipulated Tax and Advisory Groups"). 28 Case No. 2:08-cv-00965 LKK/GGH [Proposed] Order Dockets.Justia.com 1 The Court granted the parties fifteen (15) days in which to submit a joint proposal for notice 2 to the Stipulated Tax and Advisory Groups. The parties have reached an agreement and submitted a 3 joint proposal to the Court on June 17, 2010 (Doc. No. 149). Accordingly, the court APPROVES 4 the parties' notice to the Stipulated Tax and Advisory Groups and Consent to Become a Party 5 Plaintiff forms. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 2:08-cv-00965 LKK/GGH [Proposed] Order IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: July 21, 2010

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