Totte et al v. Quick Lane Oil & Lube et al
ORDER AS TO COLLECTIVE ACTION PROCEDURES Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
TOM TOTTE, CODY HITCH and
JOHN MERRELL, individually and
on behalf of others similarly situated,
Case No. 16-12850
QUICK LANE OIL & LUBE, INC., a
Michigan for-profit company, and
TALHA HARES, its owner,
HON. AVERN COHN
ORDER AS TO COLLECTIVE ACTION PROCEDURES
In its Decision Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Conditional Certification of a
Collective Action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), (Doc. 33), the Court
conditionally certified a collective action of:
All current and former employees who worked for Quick Lane Oil & Lube,
Inc. as oil change technicians between August 2, 2013 and August 2,
2016 and who were not compensated for all hours worked including one
and one-half the regular rate for hours in excess of 40 in a workweek.
The Court enters this order to establish procedures which will govern the sending of
opt-in notices to potential plaintiffs and other matters.
1. The Court approves the opt-in notice, attached as Exhibit A, which is to be sent
to the potential opt-in plaintiffs by a third-party claims administrator of
defendants’ choosing by U.S. mail;
2. Within 30 days of entry of this order, defendants shall furnish to the claims
administrator a list of all persons meeting the above description of the collective
3. The list shall include the full name and last known address of each potential
opt-in plaintiff meeting the description;
4. The Court authorizes the claims administrator to promptly disseminate the
approved opt-in notice and consent form to all potential plaintiffs pursuant to the
respective provisions of the FLSA, 29 U.S.C. § 216(b);
5. No later than 90 days after opt-in notices are sent, the claims administrator shall
file with the Court any and all consent forms that are received by the claims
administrator and postmarked by opt-in plaintiffs within the 60 days allotted; and
6. Defendants shall be responsible for the charges of the claims administrator.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: April 28, 2017
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