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Carl Curtis and Arthur Williams v. Irwin Industries, Inc.

 United States District Court for the Central District of California |  Case No. 2:15-cv-02480


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If you worked for Irwin Industries, Inc. (“Irwin”) at any time between February 17, 2011 and December 2, 2020 you could get a payment from a class action settlement.


What is this case about?

The class action lawsuit is called Carl Curtis and Arthur Williams v. Irwin Industries, Inc. and is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No.2:15-cv-02480. It was commenced by former employees of Irwin named Carl Curtis and Arthur Williams. Messrs. Curtis and Williams are what is referred to as the “Plaintiffs” or “Class Representatives” in this case. The settlement resolves claims against Irwin for failing to (1) provide lawful meal and rest periods (2) pay all wages owed; (3) provide lawful paychecks to employees; and (4) pay all wages due at termination of employment. The settlement also resolves claims that Irwin engaged in unfair competition. Irwin strongly denies liability for all of Plaintiffs’ claims and contends that it fully complied with California law during the Class Period.

Why did I receive a Notice?

Irwin’s records indicate that you were employed as an hourly, non-exempt employee by Irwin at sometime between February 17, 2011 and December 2, 2020 and worked on oil platforms off of the California coast for shifts of 12 hours or more. This period of time is referred to as the “Class Period.” If you worked for Irwin during the Class Period, you may be entitled to money under this Settlement. This Notice provides you with basic information about the case and advises you of your options regarding the Settlement.

How much can I expect to receive from the Settlement?

Each employee who does not request to be excluded from the settlement will receive a proportionate share of the Net Settlement Amount (“NSA”) that is equal to (i) the number of workweeks he or she worked based on data provided by Irwin divided by (ii) the total number of workweeks worked by all Class Members based on the same data, which is then multiplied by the amount of money available for distribution to employees who do not request to be excluded from the settlement. Therefore, your settlement payment ties directly to the number of workweeks you worked for Irwin between February 17, 2011 and December 2, 2020. Your settlement payment will also depend on whether you ended your employment between February 17, 2012 and December 2, 2020 and how many workweeks you worked between that period; as well as how many workweeks you worked between February 17, 2014 and December 2, 2020.


Your exact settlement share cannot be precisely calculated until employees have had the opportunity to request to be excluded from the settlement.

What are my options?


DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will automatically be included as a participant in this Settlement and will not have to take any further action to receive your settlement payment. By participating in the Settlement, you will be bound by the Release. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Settlement Administrator has your current address on file, or you may not receive important information or a settlement payment.
REQUEST TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT BY FEBRUARY 19, 2021 If you request to be excluded from the settlement, you will not receive a settlement payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against Irwin about the legal claims in this case. By timely opting out, you will no longer be a part of the Settlement.

You can request to be excluded online by clicking HERE and using the CPT ID and PASSCODE provided on the notice that was mailed to you.

You can also request to be excluded from the settlement by mailing the Settlement Administrator a written request for exclusion.

For more information on requesting to exclude yourself from the Settlement, please read the Settlement Agreement by clicking HERE.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY FEBRUARY 19, 2021 You can ask the Court to deny approval by filing an objection. You cannot ask the Court to order a larger settlement; the Court can only approve or deny the settlement. If the Court denies approval, no settlement payments will be sent out and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must object.

For more information on Objecting to the Settlement, please read the Settlement Agreement by clicking HERE.





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