Mancia Rivera v. Carniceria y Verduleria Guadalajara Inc. et al
ORDER granting 45 Joint Motion for Class Certification Under Fed.R.Civ.P.23 and Approval of FLSA Tolling. By Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 4/24/2014.(klyon, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Robert E. Blackburn
Civil Action No. 13-cv-02309-REB-MJW
WALTER ORLANDO MANCIA RIVERA, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
CARNICERIA Y VERDULERIA GUADALAJARA, INC., and
ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION UNDER
FED. R. CIV. P. 23 AND APPROVAL OF FLSA TOLLING
The matter is before me on the parties’ Joint Motion for F.R.C.P. 23 Class
Certification and Approval of FLSA Tolling Agreement [#45],1 filed April 10, 2014.
The parties seek certification of a Rule 23 class to facilitate settlement, and stipulate
that the prerequisites for certification of a Rule 23 class – specifically the requirements
of Rule 23(a) and 23(b)(3) – are satisfied.
After reviewing the motion and the record, and having considered all matters
which I must under Rule 23, I find and conclude that the motion is well taken and should
“[#45]” is an example of the convention I use to identify the docket number assigned to a
specific paper by the court’s case management and electronic case filing system (CM/ECF). I use this
convention throughout this order.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as follows:
1. That the Joint Motion for F.R.C.P. 23 Class Certification and Approval of
FLSA Tolling Agreement [#45],filed April 10, 2014, is GRANTED;
2. That my ruling is BASED on federal common and statutory law, the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, and federal and other authority;
3. That the court CERTIFIES preliminarily a class for claims brought pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (hereinafter the “Rule 23 Class”), defined as follows:
ALL CURRENT AND FORMER NON-EXEMPT
EMPLOYEES OF DEFENDANT WHO WORKED
IN CARNICERIA Y VERDURLERIA GUADALAJARA INC.’S
4. That the court APPROVES preliminarily Alexander Hood, Esq., and Edward
F. Siegel, Esq., as class counsel for the Rule 23 Class;
5. That the court APPROVES preliminarily Walter Orlando Mancia Rivera as the
class representative for the Rule 23 Class; and
6. That the statute of limitations for determination of an FLSA collective class
under 29 U.S.C. § 216 SHALL BE TOLLED equitably for six (6) months from April 10,
2014 (the date of the Motion) in order to preserve the claims of the putative collective
Dated April 24, 2014, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
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