Collins et al v. Covenant Trucking Company, Incorporated et al
ORDER granting 54 Joint Motion regarding 52 Joint Motion for Settlement, 50 Joint Motion to Certify Class and Collective Action for Approval of Notice to Class and Method of Distribution. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 4/22/2014. (Sawyer, D.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
Case No.: 5:13-CV-257-D
WILLIE COLLINS and LARRY EDGERTON,
both individually and behalf of all
other similarly situated persons,
COVENANT TRUCKING COMPANY,
INCORPORATED, JOE N. JONES,
JONES, and CARLTON JONES,
ORDER APPROVING CONTENT OF NOTICE TO CLASS AND METHODS
OF DISTRIBUTION OF CLASS NOTICE
This matter is before the Court on the Joint Motion by the named
Edgerton and defendants
(hereinafter referred to as the "Speight defendants)
approve the Notice to Class and the method for distributing that Notice
to Class to the putative members of the class and FLSA collective action
that the Court has certified against those same defendants.
of their joint motion,
the named plaintiffs and the Covenant defendants
have filed a stipulated notice and method of distribution. The proposed
content and method of distribution for that notice are consistent with
that previously approved for use in other similar wage actions before
the federal courts of this state.
See Haywood v. Barnes, 109 F.R.D. 568
The Court therefore formally approves the
content of the Notice to Class attached to the respective Joint Motions
and the method of distribution for that Notice to Class that is set out
in numbered paragraphs 1-3 of those same Joint Motion for distribution
to the members of the class and FLSA collective action certified by this
Court under Rule 23(b) (3),
action against the Covenant defendants.
and 29 U.S.C.
The deadline date to be used in
that same Notice to Class for submission of written comments and to opt
hearing to be specified in that same Notice to Class shall occur at
2014 at the Terry Sanford Federal Building
New Bern Avenue,
distributing the approved class notice within thirty
date of this Order.
days of the
The Covenant defendants or their designee(s)
complete the requirements for distributing a summary of that same class
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