PROSPECT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES CORPORATION
Below is a chronology of the case. Please note that the top entry is the most CURRENT action:
We are finalizing the details of the settlement disbursement with Propsect and Simpluris (the 3rd party administrator.) While we expect checks to be mailed to soon, we are unable to provide an exact date. Please understand that we are unable to provide any more detailed information over the phone about either the timing or individual amounts of settlement. Each class member’s recovery will vary and is generally based on the number of hours worked and the rate of pay received during the class period. Once we have received confirmation that Simpluris has mailed the checks, we will update this page. Please refresh this page each time you visit so you can see the most recent updates.
On 3/2/2017, the Court entered the Order Granting Final Approval and the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses
Click here to read the Order Granting Final Approval
Click here to read the Order Granting Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses
Class Counsel’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees, Costs and Class Representatives’ Incentive Awards was filed with the court on 1/03/2017 along with Declarations of Duncan C. Turner and Daniel R. Whitmore in support of Motion, and the (proposed) Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses.
Click here to read the Motion
Click here to read the Declaration of Duncan C. Turner
Click here to read the Declaration of Daniel R. Whitmore
Click here to read the (proposed) Order
The Notice of Class Action Settlement was sent to class members in November, 2016.
Click here to read the approved sample Notice
On 11/03/2016, the Court entered the Order Amending Settlement Schedule. Current and former Prospect employees who are recognized by Prospect to be members of the Class will receive a “Class Notice” via mail by early December (30 days from entry of the Order.) Simpluris, Inc., the appointed Claims Administrator, will send these notices. Only after the Court approves final settlement at a hearing currently scheduled in front of the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik on 3/02/2017 will settlement funds be disbursed to Class members.
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Prospect has provided a list of employee numbers for current and former employees that it acknowledges are part of the class and entitled to back pay for the years reflected. This list is in numerical order and is searchable, to determine whether you are a class member. If your employee number appears on the list for ALL years for which you were paid less than the minimum wage, and your mailing address has NOT changed since you worked for Prospect, no action is required.
Click here to review the list of eligible employees
If your employee number does NOT appear on the list or you are NOT listed for all years for which you were paid less than the minimum wage or you are a former employee and your mailing address has changed since you worked for Prospect, please complete the form linked below.
Click here if you are not on the list or the years listed are inaccurate or your address has changed
On 9/06/2016, the Court entered the Order Lifting Stay, Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification and Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement.
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The parties filed the Stipulated Motion to Lift Stay and for Certification of Settlement Class and for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement on 8/15/2016. Exhibits to this Motion include (A) Conditional Settlement Agreement, and (B) Proposed Notice of Class Action Settlement, Settlement Fairness Hearing, and Motion for Attorney Fees and Reimbursement of Attorney Expenses.
Click here to read the Motion, Settlement Agreement (Exhibit A) and proposed Notice of Class Action Settlement (Exhibit B)
The parties filed the Stipulated Motion for Temporary Stay of Case for 120 Days Pending Completion of Early Mediation on 3/30/2016. The Honorable Richard A. Jones granted the Motion via docket entry.
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Defendant’s Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Plaintiffs’ 1st Amended Complaint was filed 3/18/2016/
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The case was removed to US District Court, Western District of Washington on 3/11/2016 under case number 2:16-cv-00372.
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The 1st Amended Complaint was filed on 2/09/2016.
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Abdi v. Prospect International Airport Services Corporation was filed in King County Superior Court on 2/04/2016 under case number 16-2-02825-0 SEA.
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