Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
This settles a class action brought by agricultural grape workers against Delano Farms and the labor companies who represented them. The complaint alleges that the companies violated labor laws in requiring unpaid, off-the-clock work, not reimbursing workers for necessary tool expenses, and not properly compensating workers for breaks.Docket Number:
Company: Delano Farms Company
Filing Deadline: August 4, 2017
Class Period: July 17, 2005 to February 15, 2017
Objection Deadline: August 4, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: August 4, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: September 22, 2017Proof of Purchase:
No; labor company records are being used as proof of eligibility.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if records from Cal-Pacific Farm Management, L.P., T&R Bangi’s Agricultural Services, Inc., Kern Ag Labor Management Inc., La Vina Contracting, Inc., and/or Elite Ag Labor Services, Inc. show that you did non-exempt agricultural work at Delano Farms between July 17, 2005 and February 15, 2017. Not included are those who did only irrigation, tractor driving, or swamping, or who worked only in cold storage.Typical Settlement Amount:
Varies; depends on the number of weeks worked divided by the total number of weeks worked by the settlement class, with a lower rate for weeks worked after April 8, 2012. Amounts may be higher or lower depending on the number of valid claims received.
Total Settlement Amount: $6,000,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Law Office of Ball & Yorke
Law Office of Wilcoxen Callaham LLP
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch APLC
Claim Form: Arredondo v. Delano Farms Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Arredondo et al. v. Delano Farms Company et al.
Settlement Website: Arredondo v. Delano Farms Settlement Website
Kurtzman Carson Consultants
Arredondo, et al. v. Delano Farms Company, et al. Administrator
PO Box 43487
Providence, RI 02940-3487